Friday, April 28, 2017

Fabulous Fudge Brownie's with Fudge Frosting




Moist, thick fudge brownie's are one of my favorite treats, top them with fudge frosting and I think they are perfect. I will warn you ahead of time that when you make these brownies you may just eat the entire pan of frosting it is that good. It is easy to make, creamy and fudgy. You can use it on brownies, cupcakes, cakes and more. I personally like it as the filling of cakes. 






Fudge Brownies
Recipe adapted from Baker's Chocolate

4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
3/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup of flour


Preheat oven to 350. Prepare a 9 x 13" baking pan by lining it with parchment paper and then spraying it with baking spray or butter.
In a large bowl melt butter and chocolate. You can use the microwave but I use a double boiler. Place the bowl over a pan of simmering water and stir occasionally until the butter and chocolate are melted. Add the sugar and mix well. Then add the eggs and vanilla and stir until combined. Add the flour and mix until just incorporated. 
Pour mixture into pan. Bake 25-30 minutes. I like to bake them until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost clean with a few crumbs on it. Do not over bake. 


Fudge Frosting

1 cup of sugar
1/3 cup milk
5 tablespoons butter

Put first three ingredients in a saucepan on low, let the sugar dissolve and then bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add the chocolate chips. With a wire whisk mix until creamy and cooled. Then frost your brownies or cake and enjoy. 




Sources: Cups vintage, Similar here. Silver-plate tray-vintage, Similar herenapkins.


Enjoy!



Sunday, April 2, 2017

Guittard Baking Chocolate on Sale at Williams Sonoma


If you like to bake and like having a variety of baking chocolate in your pantry this you might want to check out this 20% off sale of Guittard baking chocolate from Williams Sonoma.





Sunday, March 26, 2017

Oreo Fudge Baked Cheesecake






Good morning! After a long cold week I think a little comfort food is in order, a cake, cookie or how about a combination of cookies and cheesecake? This Oreo cheesecake is so easy and it is delicious; the perfect treat for the weekend. 






Oreo Fudge Baked Cheesecake
Recipe from Yammie's Noshery

Crust
11/2 cup crushed Oreo's
1/4 cup butter, melted

Filling
3 packages of cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 cup sour cream
11/2 cups sugar
4 eggs lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 whole package of Oreo cookies crushed

Garnish
Mini Oreo's
Fudge (recipe HERE)

Preheat oven 10 300". Grease a 10" Spring form pan. Combine 11/2 cups cookie crumbs and the melted butter. Mix to combine and press into the bottom of the pan. Refrigerate while preparing the filling.

In a large bowl combine the cream cheese, sour cream and the sugar mixing until smooth. You can use a stand mixer with a paddle attachment or a hand mixer. Add the eggs and the vanilla, mix until combined, then fold in the crushed Oreo cookies. Pour filling over the crust.

Place the spring form pan onto a baking sheet and wrap in a kitchen towel. This is optional, you do not have to do this but according to the recipe it keeps the cake from cooking too fast. Bake for 1 hour 20 minutes. Then turn off the oven and open the door 4 inches, leave cheesecake in the oven for an additional 30 minutes. Remove from the oven cool 30 minutes than refrigerate overnight.

You can garnish the cheesecake with mini-Oreos and drizzle with hot fudge or you can just eat it as it, it is excellent either way. 

Enjoy!





I am a huge fan of the blog Yammie's Noshery where I found this recipe. If you like gluten free recipes she has a lot of those as well. 


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The World's Best Hot Cocoa


Sources: Transfer-ware vintage, Cutting board vintage, (similar), Spoon Mudpie (Similar)linen napkin, enamel cup from Argentina similar cup, Copper Pot with bakelite handle vintage 



It promises to be another weird, wild weekend for weather so why not just stay in and relax. Play games with the kids, do some crafts, read a few books, make some cookies and then sit down with a cup of "the worlds best hot cocoa."




I discovered this recipe on Pinterest recently and thought I would give it a try. It is so easy and delicious. The perfect drink for a cold day.




The World's Best Hot Cocoa
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup water
4 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a saucepan mix all of the dry ingredients. Then add the water and bring to a boil. Keep boiling for 1 minute then add the milk. Whisk well and bring to a boil. Pour into glasses and serve. 


Sources: Transfer-ware vintage, Cutting board vintage, (similar), Spoon Mudpie (Similar)linen napkin, enamel cup from Argentina similar cup, Copper Pot with bakelite handle vintage 


If you like hot chocolate check out my Pinterest board for hot chocolate where I feature all of the recipes I have discovered. Who knew there were so many ways to make hot cocoa and hot chocolate?

Enjoy!

Sources: Transfer-ware vintage, Cutting board vintage, (similar), Spoon Mudpie (Similar)linen napkin, enamel cup from Argentina similar cup, Copper Pot with bakelite handle vintage

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Pancake Tuesday!


Today is Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday, otherwise known as pancake day! People around the world eat pancakes today to get ready for lent. Traditionally people gave up fattening food for lent and so they used up the milk, eggs, and butter in their pantry's and made pancakes!





You could splurge and make these decadent Chocolate Pancakes.








or you could go the more traditional route and have these Fluffy Sour Cream Pancakes 






or even these Vanilla Ricotta Pancakes.

Have a great day!





Sunday, February 26, 2017

Baked Bakery NY Brownies aka Oprah's Favorite Brownies!





I recently pinned a pin on Pinterest called "Oprah's Favorite Brownies" which looked delicious.  I thought if these are the most favorite brownie of Oprah I want to see why, after all this is a woman who has access to every scrumptious brownie in the world, so what makes these her favorite?

I have to tell you that I have made a lot of brownies, with cocoa, with melted chocolate, with dark chocolate and light chocolate, I have made white chocolate brownies, cake brownies, fudgy brownies and more and if these are Oprah's favorite brownies, I can absolutely see why! There are now mine as well. 





These brownies are fabulous! They are rich, moist, fudgy and a cross between a brownie and a piece of fudge with a crunchy top. In a word, perfection!

The recipe could not be easier, you melt the chocolate, butter and espresso, add the sugars, mix in the eggs and then fold in the flour mixture. Super simple. 





Baked Bakery NYC
Recipe from: Baker by Nature


Ingredients

11/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa
11 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
1 cup unsalted butter, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 teaspoon Espresso Powder 
11/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
5 eggs. at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350. Prepare a 9 x 13" baking pan with butter or cooking spray, then line parchment paper and butter or spray that as well.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and cocoa, set aside.
In a heat proof bowl put the chopped chocolate, the butter and the espresso powder, place bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir occasionally until the butter and chocolate are melted and well combined and smooth.
Turn the heat off and leave the bowl over the water, add both sugars and whisk until combined. Then remove the bowl from the water and let cool to room temperature.
Once chocolate mixture is room temperature, 3 room temperature eggs and whisk until combined. Add the last 2 eggs, whisk until combined, then whisk in the  vanilla extract.
DO not over-beat the batter or the brownies will be cake like and not fudgy.
Sprinkle the flour mixture over the chocolate mixture, with a rubber spatula fold the flour mixture into the chocolate, until just a bit of the flour is visible.
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes, ROTATE the pan after 15 minutes, then bake for another 15 minutes.
Bake only until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few crumbs attached. Let cool on a wire rack.

Then remove from pan, cut into squares and enjoy!






If you would like to explore more recipes from Baked Bakery NYC you can visit their webpage or if you are already a fan of theirs you might want to pick up one or all three of their cookbooks!