While whipping up a batch of my favorite brownies the other day, I made a happy discovery. Well actually, it started out as an unhappy discovery: I was out of granulated sugar! Being someone who lives on the edge (Ha!), and being someone who had a major chocolate craving, I took a chance. I replaced granulated sugar with powdered sugar...
Usually, my go-to brownie recipe turns out super fudgey and moist. These brownies turned out to be more on the cakey side. Dense, chewy and Oh-so-satisfying! I chopped up a few Kona chocolate truffles and sprinkled them over the top. I was already experimenting, so why not?
You will need:
- 10 tblsp. unsalted butter
- 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
- 3/4 cup plus tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup flour
- Kona Chocolate Truffles (Trader Joes)
- Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Line a square baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- Add about 1-2 inches of water to a large pot. Place a large heat-proof bowl over the top. The bottom of the bowl should not touch the water. Heat on the stove top until simmering.
- Combine butter, sugar, cocoa powder and salt. Stir the mixture until all of the ingredients are melted together with no lumps.
- Remove from heat and let cool to warm. Once cooled, whisk in the egg.
- Stir in the flour until just incorporated. Do not overmix.
- Pour the batter into the parchment lined pan, and sprinkle with chopped Kona truffles. Bake until a toothpick inserted to the middle comes out clean (About 20 min)
Here's to walking on the wild side (again, ha!), and making new discoveries!