Thursday, March 25, 2010

Mochaccino Brownies

Baxter wanted me to tell you about a delicious dessert that he desperately wishes he could try. But sadly, I have to say no to his begging (which I very rarely do)!
My mom got me the Good Housekeeping Best Loved Desserts Cookbook for Christmas and after thumbing through it several times, marking everything I want to make, I finally made something - Moccachino Brownies.
These are very chocolatey and have a distinct coffee flavor. I baked them so they came out a bit under-done so they're extra chewy!

1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons instant coffee
1 Tablespoon very hot water
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 8 oz package unsweetened chocolate squares (like Baker's or chocolate chips)
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mochaccino Glaze
4 teaspoon instant coffee
2 Tablespoons butter melted and kept hot
2 cups confectioners' sugar
3 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 13"x9" pan.

Prepare brownie:
In a small bowl, with wire whisk, mix flour and salt; set aside. In a cup, dissolve coffee in water; set aside. In a 3-quart saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over low heat, stirring frequently, until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in granulated sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, and coffee mixture; stir until blended. Stir flour mixture into chocolate mixture just until blended. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.

Bake until toothpick inserted 2 inches from edge comes out almost clean, 25-30 minutes ** I baked then for 20 minutes because I like them chewy - you can see in the pictures. Cool in pan on wire rack.
When brownie is cool, prepare glaze:
In medium bowl, with wire whisk, stir coffee and hot melted butter until coffee dissolves. Stir in confectioners' sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth.
With small metal spatula, spread glaze over cooled brownie.

I stored my brownies in the fridge.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my Baxter!! What a precious creature!! The brownies look good too, I might add!