Saturday, August 14, 2010

"B" is for Brownie Bites

In honor of our letter of the week being "B", we baked Brownie Bites to bring to Beth B., the secretary at our church. The girls had a blast helping me make them, and delivering them was even more fun!  The kids had never been inside the church office before and were excited to meet some of the office staff.  As we were leaving, Annika said of the secretary, who herself is a grandma, "She  was a really nice girl!"

So about the actual Brownie Bites - they were quite delicious - fudgy and very chocolaty and just delightful to pop in your mouth.  I think this recipe would be equally good just made in a 13 x 9" pan. 

Recipe: (adapted from Crepes of Wrath)

2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate (I used Nestle chocolate chips)
4 eggs, room temperature
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup dark or light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 T. vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour

Line and spray with non-stick spray two 24-cup mini-muffin tins (I recommend using muffin cups/liners), as well as one regular 6 muffin tin.

Preheat your oven to 350° F. In top of a double boiler set over barely simmering water, or in a microwave, melt butter and chocolate together, stirring frequently. Set aside.

In a large bowl or mixer, whisk together the eggs. Whisk in the salt, sugars and vanilla. Whisk in chocolate mixture, then fold in flour just until combined, by hand if necessary.
Pour the batter into your prepared pans. Bake mini-bites for 12-15 minutes or until shiny and the brownies don’t wiggle in the pan when you shake it a bit. Bake regular muffin size for 15-18 minutes.  Cool completely before removing from the tins. Makes 48 brownie bites and 6 cupcake-sized brownies.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...