Monday, May 30, 2011
Red Velvet Brownies with White Chocolate Frosting...again
Did you know that today when I went to Target (aka just drop your whole paycheck off at the register store) I decided to let Indigo walk with me versus ride in a cart….Did you know not 3 minutes into the store trip she had managed to pick up a Luna Bar, bathing suit, lipstick, and get a piece of gum in her mouth…no I have no idea where the gum came from…no I refuse to think about it any longer.
I NEVER learn!
Any parents like me? Do you do the same thing over and over and expect a different result? It’s like I magically thought my little 2 year old was going to be my best buddy shopping pal and just gently suggest things she thought we should purchase…and tell me how great of a hair day I was having…I was really.
I also can’t believe I went to Target again thinking I could possibly get out of there without 16.5 more items then I originally went in for…DOH
Speaking of desserts, oh wait were we not talking about desserts? You don’t mind do you?
Some things are totally worth doing twice, not going to Target – gosh no, If I did that I couldn’t pay my mortgage this month. This dessert however is something that you can and should do over and over!
So make it for spouse
Make it for your neighbors
Make it for your toddler, and don’t tell them because you’re really using that as an excuse to make it for yourself…again.
INGREDIENTS (Red Velvet Brownies)
Delightfully borrowed this whole recipe from How Sweet It Is
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons red food coloring
2/3 cups chocolate chips
DIRECTIONS (Red Velvet Brownies)
Preheat oven to 350 & Butter and flour an 8 x 8 cake pan (I ended up doubling the recipe for a party).
In a small bowl, combine cocoa powder, red food coloring, and 1 teaspoon vanilla to create a paste.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, then add remaining teaspoon of vanilla. With the mixer on medium speed, add in cocoa powder mixture. Beat until batter is completely red. Add flour and salt, mixing until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
Spread in the 8 x 8 pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool completely before frosting. This recipe develops a thin top layer, remedy this by inverting the brownies and icing the bottom!
INGREDIENTS (White Chocolate Frosting)
1 stick of butter, at room temperature
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ounces white chocolate, melted
1-2 tablespoons milk
DIRECTIONS (White Chocolate Frosting)
Cream butter in an electric mixer until fluffy, then add vanilla. Slowly add in powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time with the mixer on low speed. Add in melted white chocolate and beat until incorporated. To reach desired consistency, add in milk 1 teaspoon at a time with mixer on low speed.