Saturday, June 15, 2013

Black Forest Brownies

Black Forest Brownies
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 05 minutes
Yield: Makes 12 Brownies
Black Forest Brownies Recipe Black Forest Brownies
Chocolate brownies spiked with cherry liquer, topped with cherry whipped cream.
Ingredients
    For the Brownies
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, chopped
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons cherry liquer
  • For the Cherries
  • 2 cups cherries, pitted. quartered
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • For the Whipped Cream
  • 1-1/2 cups cold heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Optional
  • Fresh Cherries for garnish
Instructions
    For the Brownies
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Grease a 8x8-inch baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Sift together the flour and salt; set aside.
  • Place the butter and chopped chocolate in a saucepan and melt over low heat, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth.
  • Remove from heat and stir the sugar into the chocolate mixture; let cool for 3 minutes.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture into your mixer's bowl and beat in the eggs, one at a time.
  • Stir in the flour mixture with a wooden spoon.
  • Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan on wire rack.
  • When cool, prick with a fork all over the surface and sprinkle with cherry liquer.
  • For the Cherries
  • Combine cherries and sugar in a frying pan and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until softened.
  • Remove and completely cool.
  • For the Whipped Cream
  • Beat cream in a mixing bowl until it slightly thickens.
  • Add vanilla; continue to mix.
  • Gradually add in powdered sugar; beat until stiff peaks form.
  • Fold in completely cooled cherries. Do not stir.
  • Spread prepared cream on top of brownie cake using an offset spatula.
  • Cut into bars and add a fresh cherry on top of each bar.
  • Serve.

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