Double Chocolate Brownies , i got this recipe from foodnetwork.I pretty much followed the same recipe but replaced dark semisweet chocolate chips with extra pecans.I just love pecans , so add these to whereever possible :D.Just made some chocolate ice cream and again added a good amount of pecans.The funny part is Lil one doesn't like pecans.you can see all the pecans leftover in his plate after he finishes..:D.Enough of pecans..right?.Letz get straight to the recipe.
I made these over last week.
Double chocolate brownies with pecans
Butter (unsalted) - 3 sticks plus 2 tbsp
Bittersweet chocolate - 12 ounze
Eggs - 6
Superfine sugar - 1 3/4 cups
Pure vanilla extract - 1tbsp
All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tbsp
Salt - 1tsp
White chocolate morsels - 1/2c
Pecan halves - 1/2c
Confectioner's sugar - 2tsp (for garnishing)
Baking tin (approximately 11 1/4 inches by 9 inches by 2 inches), sides and base lined with baking parchment.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Melt the butter and dark chocolate together in a large heavy based pan over a low heat.In a bowl or large measuring jug, beat the eggs together with the superfine sugar and vanilla extract.Allow the chocolate mixture to cool a little, then add the egg and sugar mixture and beat well. Fold in the flour and salt. Then stir in the white chocolate morsels and pecans.Beat to combine then scrape and pour the brownie mixture into the prepared tin.Bake for about 25 min.s.You can see when the brownies are ready because the top dries to a slightly paler brown speckle, while the middle remains dark, dense and gooey.Garnish with confectioner's sugar.
Simple Lemon Mousse
Instant Lemon Pudding - 1 envelope (i used Jello)
Confectioner's sugar - 1/4 c
Heavy cream - 2 and 1/2 c
Beat Lemon pudding mix,heavy cream and sugar using a hand mixer till soft peaks comes.Refrigerate till serving.I served with sliced strawberries.
Tips:I always keep these instant pudding mix at home for unexpected guests.You can substitute heavy cream with milk and sour cream also.