Sunday, September 13, 2009

Truffle Berry Brownies

Personally I don't understand what all the fuss is about over chocolate but..... I know people who would seriously beg to differ with me on this including my daughter so I thought I better please the masses and post the best chocolate brownie I have ever made. I've seen people do strange things when it comes to these brownies like counting and announcing how many someone else eats(now that's just not right is it?), to sneaking and hoarding them away somewhere for later like squirrels.:) They say chocolate does that to you. lol I have been asked to make this one often too . I took a recipe that called for a box mix I found years ago and changed it up to suit me because I'm not too fond of the mixes and it seems silly not to throw them together from scratch since they're so easy to make and taste so much better. And when you throw cream cheese and raspberry over top it gets even better. Got to try them if your a chocoholic ! I have broken down the ingredients by each layer so be sure and scroll down through all layers first before you make them.

To make the brownies you will need:

4 squares unsweetened baking chocolate
1+1/2 sticks butter
1/3 cup milk
3 beaten eggs
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1+1/2 cups flour
2 tbls. strong black coffee

Melt the chocolate squares and butter in a large bowl in the microwave about 2 minutes or until butter is melted stirring in between. Remove the bowl and stir the chocolate until melted. Add sugar ,coffee, vanilla, and eggs. Stir in the flour and pour into a greased parchment or greased foil lined 9 x 13 pan making sure to hang it over the ends a little to make it easier to peel the paper away afterwards. Bake at 350 degrees about 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely. Lift out the whole thing from the pan by the paper before they are cut and peel the parchment or foil away completely from underneath the brownies. Set them back in pan.

Truffle Layer

1 cup melted semi-sweet chips chocolate chips
1 8oz. softened Phila. cream cheese
1/3 cup red raspberry preserves
1/4 cup confectionery sugar
1 tsp. strong black coffee
Beat the cream cheese,coffee and raspberry preserves together till smooth. Beat the melted chocolate in next. Add the sugar in and beat until fluffy. Spread this layer over top of the cooled brownies.

Melt 1/4 cup semi sweet chips
1 tsp Crisco
Melt chips and Crisco together and thinly drizzle this over the top of the truffle layer.
Chill the brownies for 4 hours or more.

Remove at serving time and cut them small. Place them on an attractive serving plate to impress everyone. Sit back and wait for the smiles !


Traci said...

I would like to eat a pan of these. All by myself. Right now. In fact, that's not a bad idea.

I notice you don't have a photo to post of these? I'll take one for the team and make them tonight so I can take a picture. *sigh* the things I do in the name of blogability.

Karen said...

Well I'm sure the blog world would love to see what they look like and thank you very much. Your sweet just like the brownies !