Brownies are delicate desserts whose rich, chocolaty taste, despite any claims made on boxes, is never instant even if their mix is of the pre-packaged variety. A good homemade brownie is hard to find and even harder to achieve without a little patience, and in my experience bad brownies transform their tasters into a gourmet Goldilocks, since nine times out of ten the brownies are either too hard or too soft, too burnt or too undercooked, too sweet or too bitter. In honor of this delicious holiday we bring you four brilliant bloggers who have mastered this only seemingly simple sweet, and added their own clever twist to boot.
Oh goat cheese, what can't you do? Whether it's crumbled atop a fresh, tossed salad, or spread generously over savory toasts, goat cheese truly knows no bounds. Goat cheese lends it's distinctly tangy flavor to this first recipe for Goat Cheese Brownies from Une Gamine dans la Cuisine for a treat that is as decadent as it is inventive.
I find mint to be such a transcendent flavor—refreshing in the spring and summer and absolutely essential in the fall and winter, mint is a flavor worth celebrating year-round. As for these Grasshopper Brownie Bars from Best Friends for Frosting, I am confident that you will enjoy them as much now that it's getting colder as you might if it were the middle of may. Decadent yet tummy soothing, these sweet treats are a breath of fresh air for brownie lovers everywhere.
Two brownies walk into a bar, one was a-salted. Okay, so the joke is less funny in print, but that doesn't change just how delicious (and NOT a joke) these Sweet and Salty Brownies from Channeling Contessa are.
Just when you thought you had seen the last of the pumpkin for the year, Chocolate-Covered Katie gives you another heaping helping of the stuff in her mouthwatering recipe for Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Brownies. Served with coffee or a la mode, these spicy sweets are are sure to be a seasonal sensation.
Remember that earlier statement I made about mint being one bomb of a flavor? Well, I wasn't kidding, and to prove it I bring you this delish dessert from Bakeaholic Mama just in time for the holidays. These Peppermint Brownies offer a surprise minty blast as you bite in to reveal the melted peppermint Andes nestled within. Leave these bad boys out for Santa and don't be surprised if an extra somethin' somethin' turns up under your Christmas tree!