Wednesday, January 25, 2012

From the Parish House Inn, an Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area bed and breakfast for Valentines Day: Cappucino Blonde Brownies

Bake something delicious like these Cappucino Blonde Brownies for your sweetheart this Valentines Day. Use a heart shaped cookie cutter to make them even more special!
Yield: 2 dozen
2/13 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
3 tablespoon coffee liquer
5 tablespoons instant esspresso powder
3 large eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup walnuts
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 x 2- inch pan with cooking spray. Or line the pan with aluminum foil tyhat hangs over the edges and spray the foil. The foil will help remove the brownies from the pan when cool for easier cutting and serving.
Stir sugar and butter in heavy saucepan over medium-low heat until sugar and butter melt together. Add liquer and espresso powder and whisk to blend. Let cool to room temperature.When cool, whick in eggs.
In a small bowl mix together flour, baking powder and salt and then stir into sugar mixture. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
Bake 30 minutes or until a tootpick inserted in the center comes out with some moist crumbs attached.
Cool completely before cutting in to squares. Store in an airtight container at room temperature or freeze. Enjoy!

Chris Mason

Parish House Inn