Saturday, April 10, 2010

"Kneaders" Double Chocolate Brownies

it's a theme today.
This is a recipe that came from a restaurant here in Utah
called Kneaders. The recipe was featured on "Good Things Utah"
and I simply had to try it.
Grab a large glass of milk and some friends - you'll need both.

Kneaders Double Chocolate Brownie:

Brownie -
1 c. butter
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate
2 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
4 eggs
1 c. flour
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks

Filling -

1/2 c. butter, softened
2 c. powdered sugar
2 drops mint extract - or to taste
pink food coloring

Chocolate Ganache -

1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. heavy cream

Melt the chocolate and butter in a microwave safe bowl on high for 3 minutes, stirring every 20-30 seconds until the chocolate is melted. Cool slightly.
Put the sugar, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl and mix until well combined. Add chocolate mixture, mix. Add flour and stir to combine. Stir in chocolate chips.
Spread into a buttered/greased 9x13 inch pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Do not over bake. Cool.

Make the filling by creaming the butter in a mixer, add powdered sugar, flavoring and color. Mix until fluffy. Spread on completely cooled brownies then chill.

Make the ganache by microwaving the chocolate chips and cream on high for 1 minute, stirring every 20-30 seconds until chocolate is melted. Do not overheat.
Immediately pour over brownies, spreading to all edges.
Do not refrigerate, mixture will set up on brownies in about 15-20 minutes.

Bon Appetit!