2/03/2012

Mississippi mud, brownies.



These brownies were outrageous! My brother would describe them as "Being so good, you want to cry". I had planned on having a special photo shoot with these babies but they didn't last long, I think they even made my husband eyes roll back when he took the first bite. I usually add at least 1/4 cup of cocoa powder into the dry ingredients but today I chose to add an extra ounce of semisweet chocolate morsels to see if it made a difference and in my opinion, they tasted much better. You can add as much or as little to the topping or replace some of the chocolate chips with toasted chopped walnuts.

Ingredients
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for pan
1 cup all purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
9 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Topping
1 cup milk chocolate morsels
1 cup mini marshmallows or 10 large marshmallows chopped into pieces.

Directions
Preheat oven to 350*. Brush a 10 inch baking pan with butter and line with parchment paper, leaving a 2inch overhang on the two sides. Combine the topping ingredients into a small bowl and set aside.

In a medium bowl whisk your flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In a double boiler heat your butter and chocolate until it becomes completely melted and smooth (approx 2-3min) remove glass bowl from pan and stir in your sugar and vanilla.

Allow the mix to cool down for 2 minutes and with and electric mixer beat in the eggs on medium speed one at a time. Beat the mix for approximately 5 minutes or until it becomes fluffy and lighter in color.

fold the dry ingredients into the chocolate mix just until combined. Pour the batter into prepared pan; smooth top with a rubber spatula. Bake until a cake tester inserted into brownies (avoid center and edges) comes out with a few crumbs but is not wet, about 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with the prepared chocolate chips and marshmallow topping. Place back into the over for an extra 3 to 5 minutes or until the marshmallows begin to turn golden in color and the chocolate chips have slightly melted.

Let cool slightly in pan, about 15 minutes. Lift out brownies; let cool completely on a wire rack before cutting into squares.

3 comments:

Sweetheart Diary said...

Such a lovely treat! Thanks, I will follow your recipe InshaAllah.

Noor said...

OH why did you have to show me these pretty sweets when I am trying to keep away from them all lol. MashAllah they look so good and do does those pops. Its good to see you back blogging.

From Yeast to Zest said...

I've been busy since Eid it seems and not finding my battery charger made me not want to do anything, Thank God I still have my Olympus. :)

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