Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Candy Chocolate Ganache Covered Brownies For Lilla A

candy chocolate brownies with a ganache and Millie Lillies
Yesterday was the day everybody remembers that Elvis died. August 16th 1977. I was four years old. I never would of imagined that August 16 would be a day that would be so bitter sweet for my family. Nearly ten years later on the same exact day my grandpa passed away, and then 20 years to the day our lilla A was welcomed to this world. It is incredible how life throws you some curve balls.
Six years of laughter and six years of little tears, our charismatic, bilingual, kind, generous, funny  lovely boy is now ready for school and talking like a 50 year old. Where does the time go?

Every year I whip up some sort of theme plan for Lilla A's birthday parties, but this year I had to post pone, as I was sick for the last week. Typical!! I have a Star wars themed party this year with a Darth Vader cake pan  and all the goodies 8, six year olds could ever dream of. As it was his real birthday yesterday, I had to produce some sort of  cake for the little man. Here is my  famously scrumptious chocolate lovers to die for brownie explosion.Tread lightly you may have an overdose of goodness here. Do not say I did not warn you.....

Candy jazzes up ganache-glazed squares I used  Milly Lilly's

  • 2/3 cup -(150ml )butter add 1 tsp of salt if using unsalted butter
  • 7 oz -(210g) bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 5 oz-(150g)  unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1½ cups-(375ml) granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup(250ml) all- purpose flour
  • 5oz (150g) bittersweet chocolate
  • 2/3 cup (150ml) whipping cream
  •  assorted candy for sprinkling on top of ganache

melt slowly and stir be careful not to burn
  • Method:
Line 13X) inch metal cake pan with parchment paper pr baking paper; set aside.
In a saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter and all the chocolate(not including the chocolate for the ganache); until  smooth. Let cool for 10 minutes set to the side.
make sure to whisk in eggs 
use the same pot for everything, perfect!
baked for 25 minuted and still moist in the middle
In the same pan, whisk in the sugar and the vanilla. Whisk in the eggs ONE AT A TIME,using a wooden spoon, stir in the flour and the salt. Scrape into the prepared pan; smooth top. Bake in the center of your oven rack at 350 degrees f or 180 degrees C until cake tester inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs clinging, 25 minutes. Let cool on rack.

ganache is the best ever
need I say more? yummo
Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl. In saucepan, heat cream until boiling; pour over chocolate and whisk until smooth.Let cool 3-4 minutes and spread over cooled brownies. I like to just tilt the pan in every direction until the top is completely covered. No need to use any tools. A nice even surface is achieved. Sprinkle immediately with your choice of candy's and set in the refrigerator until set. At least one hour. 

Happy 6th Birthday Lilla A! Mommy Loves you so
If you love a good brownie, then please do give these a try. You so will not be disappointed. Once you whip these up a few times you can tweak them to any way you want. Make them with white chocolate ganache, or add more , nuts,milk chocolate to the mix. It is really up to you. Go forth and bake my friends. Till next time. Hej då!

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