Monday, September 20, 2010

Key Lime Brownies

Apparently there is some interest in award-winning brownies among my readership (Love you all). So here is a photo of Jeremy's brownies.

That's brownies with a layer of lime curd topped with a layer of chocolate ganache.

Ganache is just cream and chocolate.  Heat up one part heavy cream until it starts to get steamy.  Pour over three parts chopped semi-sweet chocolate in a glass bowl.  Let sit until chocolate melts, stir to incorporate.  Pour over top of cake or brownies. 
I have to add here that Jeremy sent me into the store for lemon curd, and I came out with a jar of lemon and a jar of lime.  Not that I'm claiming Jeremy's victory for the most unusual brownies, I just was pretty sure that if he was there looking at the selection that he would choose the lime.  So I guess I'm just saying I know my husband. . . and I can hold my own in the kitchen stadium.(And yes, that picture is the brand we get--though it's not really so hyper-colored.)

And here is the Brownie Recipe:

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Prepare a 9x13 inch pan.

In medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Remove from heat and immediately stir in the cocoa. In a large bowl, beat together the sugar and eggs. Add vanilla and stir in the melted chocolate mixture. Combine the flour and salt; stir into the batter just until combined. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the top has crusted over.


Anonymous said...

Next year I want to do bacon brownies with a caramelized leek compote, delicious and nutritious.

Emily said...

So Jeremy came up with the recipe all by himself? If this is true, he is my new hero. They were delicious brownies. Jeanette, good job on picking lime!

Anna and Stephen said...

You know, Jeremy, if you need to perfect the recipe, I'd happily be a taste tester.

We watched Man vs. Food last night, and they had donuts with caramel frosting and strips of bacon on top. It looked so delicious! I think you're on the right track!


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