Friday, August 17, 2007
The Joy of Baking/Frosted Brownies
As the year turns toward fall and winter, each week I'm going to bake something on Friday. The title is an homage to the wonderful Joy Of Cooking cookbook. My copy is very special to me because my husband gave it to my mother many years ago. Today's entry is:
Preheat oven to 350º F.
1 cup butter melted over low heat with 4 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate
Remove from heat and stir in 2 cups sugar.
Add and mix well:
1/2 cup sour cream
4 eggs, slightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla
Stir in 1 3/4 cups flour mixed with 1/2 teaspoon salt
Spread into a greased 15 x 10 pan, and bake for 20-25 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from the sides of the pan. Do not over bake.
I frosted them with the whipped cream mixture that I am so wild about this summer, but you could also use a confectioners sugar frosting.
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
Combine sugar, cocoa, and cream. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour. Remove and whip until stiff. I use the blender, and it takes less than a minute.