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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Brownie Pudding

While watching The Barefoot Contessa, I saw a mouthwatering dish she had made for her husband. Now I do love my chocolate... in ANY form, and I figured it would be something I could probably make. I saw "probably"  because as I have stated before, getting certain ingredients in this area is down right impossible! Like the Vanilla Bean she calls for. The employees at the store just give you a bewildered look when you tell then "No, I do not want extract, I want the whole bean!". I used to love going food shopping. *Sigh*

But not to fear, I came up with my own version of this great dish that tastes heavenly! So grab a spoon and dig into this! It serves any where from 4 (if you really really like chocolate like I do) to 8 (for those trying not to be a pig like my dear hunny). Its easier than it looks so give it a try!

2 Sticks Butter, melted and cooled
4 Eggs
2 cup Sugar
3/4 cup Cocoa Powder
1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Cinnamon
2 tsp Vanilla
1 tbsp Red Stag (Cherry Bourbon) or  Framboise (Raspberry Liquer)
Chocolate Chips (Optional)
Walnuts (Optional)

1) In saucepan, melt the butter and set pan aside to cool. Preheat oven to 325. Prepare 9 inch oval baking dish by greasing it, set aside.

2) In food processor cream together eggs and sugar. In medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa and cinnamon. Back in processor, add vanilla and bourbon, pulse to blend. Slowly begin to add the dry ingredients and finally the butter.

3) Pour batter into prepared dish. Sprinkle the top with chocolate chips and nuts if desired. Set dish into a larger casserole dish and fill the larger one up with water to about the same height as your batter.

This will give it a good even baking on the edges. Bake for 1 hour to 1:15. It's done when you can insert a toothpick into the center and pull it out still wet with the edges pulling away from the sides.


    you can order Vanilla Beans on line...just Google or Yahoo it...

  2. That is if you had a decent delivery service, which we don't out here. Even when you pay for UPS, it gets lost, takes 2-3 months or is damaged. Fedex isn't any better.