Wednesday, January 4, 2012

grandma's cookbook - Red Velvet Brownies!

I have an amazing recipe to share with you today . . . I found it by browsing on Pinterest . . . I wanted to see a recipe for rolls, but when I followed the link, I ended up at a blog where they shared a recipe from Southern Living which looks soooo incredible, i just had to share it with you! Red Velvet Brownies . . . just the name makes me want to run to my kitchen and start baking!!! :^)

Ingredients -
  • 4oz bittersweet chocolate baking bar - chopped (I'm substituting semi-sweet chocolate chips because I don't have the bittersweet chocolate)
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 (1 ounce) bottle of red liquid food coloring
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
Directions -
  • preheat oven to 350
  • line bottom of a 9" pan with foil - allow 2" to extend over edges of pan - and spray with cooking spray
  • microwave chocolate and butter for about a minute and a half, stirring every 30 seconds until melted and smooth
  • whisk in sugar
  • add eggs, one at a time, whisking just until blended - do not over whisk
  • stir in flour and final four ingredients
  • pour into pan and bake for 42-45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with a few moist crumbs
  • cool in pan for one hour
  • lift brownies from pan using foil, allow to cool completely before frosting
Frosting ingredients -
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 ounces melted white chocolate - I'm leaving this out
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
Directions -
  • cream butter until soft and fluffy
  • add powdered sugar a half cup at a time
  • if you are adding white chocolate, add at this time
  • add cream
  • frost brownies
  • enjoy!
Okay, doesn't this just sound incredibly enjoyable?!!! Make a pan of these brownies to share with your family . . . you are sure to be rewarded with big smiles!!! :^)

I want to also take this moment to let you know about a wonderful pan from USA PAN. I love the Square Pan they sent me . . . it is made of aluminized steel and has an unique, "fluted" design which makes the pan stronger and helps it hold up better to use and helps things bake more evenly and release from the pan better! I love how easy this pan is to clean and am very happy to say it is made in the USA! If you are looking for new baking pans, please check out USA PAN . . . you won't be disappointed!

1 comment:

  1. I did this in my waffle maker and it still turned out great