Thursday, April 15, 2010
Fudgy brownies with gooey mint ganache
Fudgy Brownies with Gooey Mint Ganache
1/2 cup butter
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup sugar
1 t. vanilla
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/4 t. baking soda
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (optional...but not really)
1 cup heavy cream
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 t. peppermint extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium saucepan, melt butter and unsweetened chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, cool.
Grease an 8x8x2 or 9x9x2 pan. Stir sugar into cooled chocolate mixture, then add the eggs one at a time, beating with a wooden spoon after each addition until just combined. Stir in the vanilla, then the flour and baking soda. If desired, stir in the nuts and chocolate chips. Spread batter into the prepared pan.
Bake for 30 minutes for an 8x8 or 25 minutes for a 9x9, then cool on a wire rack. To make the ganache, bring the cream to a low simmer in a medium saucepan, pull off the heat, and add the chocolate chips and peppermint extract. Let sit for 5 minutes, then whisk until smooth. Pour/spread over the brownies. If you want it to set up, refrigerate for 20-30 minutes before serving (but I personally like it a little on the gooey side!)
***Please note that I corrected this recipe on 4/30 to include 2/3 cup flour. If you printed it out before then you'll need to reprint :).