CHOCOLATE MASCARPONE BROWNIES

 

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  • Servings: 16
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Ingredients

  • Brownies
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (plus more for preparing pan)
  • 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
  • Ganache
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 6 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Butter an 8-inch square glass baking pan and set aside.
  • Place the butter and chocolate in heat-proof bowl and set over a pot of simmering water. Stirring constantly, melt butter and chocolate. Set aside and let cool.
  • Sift sugar and cocoa powder. Add to the butter/chocolate mixture. Beat in (by hand) the mascarpone, eggs, and vanilla extract until smooth. Fold in flour and salt.
  • Pour batter into pan and spread evenly.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan on cooling rack.
  • Ganache
  • Place chopped chocolate in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, heat the butter and cream over medium heat, stirring constantly. When mixture is almost boiling, pour over the chocolate. Let stand for 30 seconds. Then, stir until smooth.
  • Pour ganache over cooled brownies and spread evenly.
  • Allow ganache to firm before cutting brownies. Brownies may be placed in refrigerator to expedite this.
  • Yields 16 brownies.

Notes

This is an elegant spin on the classic brownie. Sinfully delicious!

Categories: Brownie 

Author Credit: Bake or Break

Website Credit: http://sporkandfoon.typepad.com/spork_or_a_foon/2009/03/chocolate-mascarpone-brownies.html

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