Brownies: These may not be Special, but They are Special to Me.

20 Apr

Today is 4/20.  A day for brownies.  Magic, magic brownies.  As the cook among my friends, I was strongly encouraged to whip up a batch of magical brownies.  However, because their production lacked logistical sense, I decided to make a batch of normal brownies.  How could I make them magical of my own accord, though?  I decided to make them ultra-chocolaty and rich by foregoing flour.  Instead, I made a butter ganache and beat it into whipped egg whites, yolks, sugar, and brown rice syrup.  Finally, I folded in some cocoa powder and called it a day.

Even though I’ve gotten a few dirty looks for making baked goods that are less magic-tastic than many would enjoy, I thought they were pretty delicious.  And the kitchen smells normal, too!

flourless 4/20 "bro"nies

Flourless “Bro”nies

12 T butter (salted)

1-1 1/4 c s60% chocolate chips

4 eggs

2/3 c sugar

1/4 c brown rice syrup

~1/2 c cocoa

Melt the chocolate and butter in a pan and stir until you have a smooth ganache.

Beat the egg whites until they hold soft peaks; beat in sugar and then brown rice syrup gradually; the egg white’s will be voluminous but won’t hold peaks.  Beat in the yolks

Beat the ganache into the egg mixture and continue to beat for 2 minutes, until full and thick.

Fold in the cocoa or beat it in on very low speed.

Bake at 325 for 30 minutes and enjoy!


2 Responses to “Brownies: These may not be Special, but They are Special to Me.”

  1. Curious April 20, 2010 at 8:57 pm #

    But… but… it’s 4/20, why couldn’t you just make them magical?

    • getinmebelly April 27, 2010 at 4:32 pm #

      Ever try cooking with illicit ingredients in a dorm environment? The consequences are allegedly not fun.

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