Oct 2 2012

Red velvet brownie-wiches

I spent some time just browsing through pinterest the other day for some inspiration and of course came across dozens and dozens of  delicious looking recipes.  I finally narrowed it down and found I had almost everything I needed to make today’s treat.  After a quick run to the grocery store I gathered my ingredients and got busy!

The recipes I used came from a fellow blogger Smells Like Home -

Red Velvet Brownies and White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

The original recipe was a pan of iced red velvet brownies, but I decided to turn it into a dessert sandwich :)

Have a *sweet* day!

annie


Oct 4 2011

Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Just four simple ingredients make this delicious treat.  I do not know what it is but something about October and the upcoming trick or treating makes me think of Rice Krispie treats.  I wanted to do something though to “dress up” the basic treat.  After searching the internets for a recipe to try I decided to play around with one from Smitten Kitchen .  Just a few very simple adjustments to how you prepare your Rice Krispie Treats take the flavor up a notch and gives your treats a new depth of flavor.
Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, plus extra for the pan
  • 1 10.5 ounce bag marshmallows
  • Heaping 1/4 tsp coarse sea salt + another 1/4 to 1/2 tsp to sprinkle on top when finished
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal (about half a 12-ounce box)

Instructions

  1. Butter (or coat with non-stick spray) an 13 x9 cake pan.
  2. In a large pot, melt butter over medium-low heat. It will melt, then foam, then turn clear golden and finally start to turn brown and smell nutty. Stir frequently, scraping up any bits from the bottom as you do. Be sure to keep a close eye on the butter through out this process because it moves from one stage to the next pretty quickly.
  3. As soon as the butter takes on a nutty color, turn the heat off and stir in the marshmallows. The residual heat from the melted butter should be enough to melt them, but if it is not, turn it back on low until the marshmallows are smooth.
  4. Remove the pot from the stove and stir in the salt and cereal together. Quickly spread into prepared pan.Use a silicon spatula to spread and smooth the mixture
  5. Let cool, cut into squares or triangles and enjoy!
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Browned Butter- this is what the butter should look like when you turn off the
heat and add your marshmallows
I hope you get a chance to make these soon because they are a great quick fall treat!

Aug 16 2011

White Chocolate Brownies

I love chocolate -milk, dark or white.  One of my favorite ways to have chocolate is in brownie form.  Until just the other day I had not thought about the idea of a white chocolate brownie- I came across the idea while reading through some other blogs.  Boy am I glad I found out about these they are so yummy!

Of course I could not stop with just the plain simple
deliciousness of just the brownies-no I had to take it a step
further and enjoy it with a square  of Vanilla Dream by Ghiradelli

The last thing I did was make a very simple white chocolate sauce
which I poured over the top while it was still warm-this
turned out to be my favorite way to enjoy these brownies.

If you are looking for the recipe for the brownies I got it from a fellow blogger- The Soho and the sauce recipe is quite simple just 1/2 cup heavy cream which you bring to a simmer in a heavy bottom pot and once it simmers remove from heat and add about 8oz of good white chocolate I used E Guittard and stir until melted and creamy.

I hope that you get a chance to try this yummy dessert and if if y’all do I would love to hear about it

-annie