Thursday, March 6, 2008

Sacherbrownies

Looks like this is "Death by Chocolate" week here :-) Last Friday I made the snickery squares, this time it's Sacherbrownies, both heavy on the chocolate and very rich, but oh, so delicious!

I found this recipe while surfing the net on Jessica's Brownie or Die weblog. The moment I saw it I knew it could be a winner. I love Sacher-Torte, I've been to Sacher a couple of times for their speciality and I knew this would be the first thing to make when I got my 8x8 inch square brownie pan, which by the way isn't so easy on this side of the pond.

This was the first time ever I made brownies and they came together like a breeze!
My team of trusty tasters all liked it a lot! But all agreed, a little goes a long way!
I added half a jar of apricot preserves, maybe if I add more it will cut a bit more through the richness of the chocolate.

Ingredients:
Brownies:
2 oz. (56 grams) unsweetened chocolate, chopped
4 tbs. (57 grams) unsalted butter
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 c. flour
Filling:
1 c. apricot preserves

Glaze:
2 oz. (56 grams) unsweetened chocolate, chopped
4 oz. (112 grams) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips
3 tbs. (43 grams) butter

Preperations:
For Brownies: Preheat oven to 350 F. Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with foil and grease. Melt 2 oz.
unsweetened chocolate and 4 tbs. butter in a medium, heavy saucepan over very low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Set aside to cool completely. Stir in sugar and vanilla, then eggs. Add flour until just combined. Spread batter in pan and bake for roughly 23 minutes. Allow brownies to cool completely before proceeding.


For Filling: Spread apricot preserves over brownies.


For Glaze: In a double boiler, melt unsweetened chocolate, bittersweet chocolate chips, and 3 tbs. butter in a double boiler. Smooth mixture over apricot preserves. Refrigerate until set (at least 1 hour).


Note: once glaze is set, it's best to let the brownies return to room temperature before serving. The glaze will not melt.

2 comments:

Piggy said...

the brownie looks rich and yummy... ! Thanks for the recipe, I'm gonna try it out one of these days... :-)

Cheryl said...

Oh, WOW, those look good!!!