Sunday, February 6, 2011

Red Velvet Brownies


With Valentines Day right around the corner I was thinking red. Our divine Red Velvet Cake is a classic standard for Cupid's day, but what about a little twist on the norm? I love the texture of brownies, why not incorporate the two, and voila!!...Red Velvet Brownies. I topped these with our fluffy vanilla icing, but a cream cheese icing would be lovely as well, or just plain naked!
Our Valentines Day gift to you...

Red Velvet Brownies

4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 oz. bottle red liquid food coloring
1 1/2 tsp.baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. salt

1. Preheat oven to 350. Line bottom & sides of 9" square pan with foil, lightly grease foil.
2. Microwave chocolate & butter in a large microwave safe bowl at high for 11/2-2 minutes or until melted & smooth. Whisk in sugar, add eggs, 1 at a time, stirring after each addition. Gently stir in flour & next 4 ingredients. Pour into prepared pan.
3. Bake at 350 for 40-48 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cool completely.
4. Lift brownies from pan & remove foil. Frost with icing of your choice or just enjoy as they are!