Monday, January 11, 2010

hot chocolate boyfriend brownies!

a few months ago one of the legal interns brought in the most amazing brownies. of course i told her she had to send me the recipe. she finally did... going by her original recipe produces delicious results, but i decided to change it up a little bit. half of these went to my new boo, but some of them made it into the office, which was very appreciated. this recipe also produces some of the best brownie batter i have ever tasted--- i really didn't think you could beat box brownies--- but these do!


* 2 eggs

* 3/4 cup sugar
* 1 teaspoon vanilla

* 1/2 cup butter

* 3/4 cup ghirardelli ground chocolate
* 2/3 cup flour

* 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

* 1/4 teaspoon salt

* teaspoon vegetable oil
* 2 teaspoons of milk
* 1 tablespoon cinnamon
* semi sweet chocolate chips
* hot chocolate mix for dusting (cadbury is my pick)


1. oven at 350 degrees F.

2. cream butter with sugar and vanilla; add eggs. beat till well mixed.
3. mix ground chocolate with flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.

4. stir into egg mixture; add oil, milk, and chocolate chips last.
5. 8 x 8 well greased pan
6. Bake 40-45 minutes

the flavor reminds me of the hot chocolate in barcelona. straight up brownies are effing delicious, but sometimes it's nice open yourself up to something a little different...


  1. there is only one thing missing on this blog: a post entitled "Feeding the Fitzes". You have my kind permission to keep that one on the boiler until Stumpy shows up in February...

  2. .... please come to visit with us in Toronto ... bring brownies - will exchange for room & board ... xo