Decadent Decorated Brownies
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When you combine the famous fudgey brownie recipe from Baked: New Frontiers in Baking with some added colorful fun you get decadent decorated brownies!
Ingredients
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 11 oz. dark chocolate
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tsp. instant espresso powder
  • 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • For decorating:
  • ½ to 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Wilton's Color Mist in any color
Instructions
  1. Set eggs out on the counter to reach room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9 x 13 baking pan.
  3. Whisk together flour, salt, and cocoa powder.
  4. Chop dark chocolate into coarse pieces.
  5. Fill a saucepan half way full of water and bring it to a simmer. On top of the saucepan, not touching the water, set a bowl containing your chopped chocolate, butter, and espresso powder. Stir the mixture occasionally until it is melted.
  6. While continuing to keep your bowl on top of the saucepan, turn off the burner. Add sugars to the mixture and stir to combine.
  7. Take bowl off of the saucepan. Double check that the mixture is at room temperature before continuing.
  8. Whisk 3 eggs into your chocolate and then whisk in the last 2 eggs.
  9. Stir in vanilla extract, being careful not to overmix.
  10. Fold flour mixture into your chocolate mixture. Avoid overmixing by folding just until the flour has almost completely disappeared.
  11. Pour your into pan and set it in the oven to bake for 30 minutes, turning the pan half way through.
  12. Let brownies cool completely before cutting them.
  13. To decorate brownies, place a stencil or ribbon in areas you don't want colored.
  14. Cover the entire surface with powdered sugar using a sifter.
  15. Spray layers of color onto the sugar using Wilton's Color Mist.
Recipe by sugarkissed at http://sugarkissed.net/decorated-brownies/