Please welcome guest author Garrett McCord and pour yourself a glass of milk; you’ll need one with these brownies! ~Elise
So I had a bottle of Kahlúa sitting about collecting dust and figured that it needed to be put to decent use. Now, I’m all for a decent cocktail, but really, I try not to make a habit of breaking out the shaker in the middle of the day.
That being said, one must be creative and incorporate neglected liquor in other ways. Now I prefer my coffee with enough chocolate to kill a racehorse, so is it any surprise that I poured a small amount into a batch of brownies?
I think not.
This brownie is rich and fudgy with plenty of chocolate, butter, and six (!) eggs. The addition of coffee liquor just gives it a nice bit of bitter flavor and really makes this the dessert at any party. If you don’t have Kahlúa then using strong coffee or espresso is a perfect alternative.
- 1 ½ pounds of 60% cacao chocolate
- 1 cup of butter, cut into pieces and at room temperature
- 6 eggs, room temperature
- 2 cups of sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon plus 1/4 teaspoon of Kahlúa
- 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1 Lightly grease a 9x13 pan. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
2 In a double boiler or using a bowl over a pot of simmering water, melt the chocolate and butter together.
3 With an electric mixer, beat together the eggs, sugar and salt. Add the chocolate mixture and the vanilla extract and Kahlúa. Mix until smooth.
4 Slowly sift in the flour.
5 Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Place on a wire rack to cool for thirty minutes.