Thursday, June 28, 2012

MASCARPONE BROWNIES TOPPED WITH CHOCOLATE GANCHE & TOASTED COCONUT

When a friend gives you a huge bag of toasted coconut, what's one to do? Dream up some brownies of course!! Thanks Kat!!!!!


SECRET INGREDIENT IN THESE BROWNIES? MASCARPONE CHEESE! YUM!!!

Chocolate Mascarpone Brownies

ADAPTED FROM BAKE OR BREAK

Brownies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese, softened
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 325°. LINE an 8-inch square pan with nonstick foil.

Place the butter and chocolate in a microwave together until melted.

Add sugar and cocoa powder (sifted) to the butter/chocolate mixture. Electric mix on low the mascarpone, eggs, and vanilla extract until smooth. Fold in flour and salt.

Pour batter into pan and spread evenly.

Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool in pan on cooling rack.


Ganache

  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 6 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • toasted coconut
Place chopped chocolate in a small bowl.

Heat the butter and cream in microwave gently. Pour over the chocolate. Let stand for 30 seconds. Then, stir until smooth.

Pour ganache over cooled brownies and spread evenly. Sprinkle with toasted coconut.

Allow ganache to firm before cutting brownies. Brownies may be placed in refrigerator to expedite this.

Yields 16 brownies.

3 comments:

Michele said...

Love chocolate. Love mascarpone. This recipe is a must for me. Thanks!

Steph said...

Wow!! These look heavenly!

Vicki @ WITK said...

I love your secret ingredient! These look amazing and would be dangerous to have in the house!

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