Thursday, November 12, 2009

S'more Brownies

What do you do when you need some comfort. Something to fill that emptiness or a "quick fix" for that boredom. The easiest for me would be to hug my love ones, especially to my little girls, stealing a kiss on their cheeks. ;) Else food would usually be the next candidate. :D What is your comfort food? Sad to say, junk food are usually the ones that can satisfy one's need for comfort the most! Like ice-cream, potato chips and even something spicy like tom yam soup! The list goes on and on. One of my all time favorite comfort food (which I believe is also many of you out there) is chocolate. That is what I will reach for when I need that rich, dark but sweet, creamy, satisfying, melt in your mouth feeling. So I salute the Mayans for discovering cacao trees! It's no surprise that I like everything chocolate(dark chocolate to be specific), so this time I decided to try out yet another chocolate desert, S'more brownies! Yum-O!Doesn't look all that pretty I know, but it is a really good chocolate desert I can assure you that! ;) I found this wonderful recipe from Joy The Baker whom got it from Bon Appetite magazine (not sure which edition). For those who doesn't know what is S'mores, click on this link to read more about it. ;) I love S'mores! And this is not the first time I made S'more deserts, check out my S'more cupcakes here.

I did modified the recipe a little to adjust to my taste, basically less sweet more chocolate. For my own reference, here it is:

Ingredients for S’more Brownies:

100g all purpose flour
1 teaspoons baking powder

1/3 teaspoon salt

135g unsalted butter

140g quality dark chocolate, chopped
2 large eggs + 1 egg white
125g dark brown sugar

100g granulated sugar

1 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup graham cracker, roughly crushed with your hands
12 big marshmallows

  • Place chopped chocolate and butter in a heat proof bowl and place over simmering water to double boil. Stir well till everything has melted and smooth. Let cool and set aside.
  • Grease a 20cm by 20cm square baking pan and line with parchment. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and both suagrs together till well blended. Add vanilla and mix again. Add in the cooled chocolate mixture and mix well till combined.
  • Add the flour, baking powder and salt into the mixture and mix till just combined.
  • Lastly, add in the graham crackers into the batter and gently fold in with a spatula.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and place the 12 marshmallows over the top.
  • Bake in the oven for 40 to 45 minutes till the marshmallow is golden brown and puffed up. The tester should come out with moist cake crumbs as we should never overbaked a brownie. ;)
Looks like mine got a bit "burnt" on the top! Guess I did over baked it a little. ;-P But luckily the brownie still turned out nice and moist. ;) And I was glad that I less the sugar and more the chocolate, because the sweetness was perfect (taking into consideration of the additional marshmallow on top). And the intensity of the chocolate was just right. ;) If you cannot find Graham crackers in the grocer you frequent, just replace it with any sweet cookies you like, should work just nice. ;) Looking at the picture above made me want to have another slice right now! Okay, better keep this post short and sweet before you guys think I'm getting too long-winded these days, haha! Now I can go get "comfy" with cake, hahaha, see ya!


Kitchen Corner said...

hey hey.. got some ingredients from BWY!! Ya, anything with chocolate is also one of my best comfort food. Sweet, rich, moist yet creamy OMG that making me feel so craving now :P This is a good recipe, keep this in my to-do-list. Thanks!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Grace! Yes, this is So good with a tall glass of cold milk..mmmm! Too bad now the whole s'more cake only left 2 small slices which has already been reserved by my girls. :-P Guess I need to make more chocolate desert soon!

ReeseKitchen said...

Very nice BB, so rich in chocolate and moist inside..i just can't stop eating!! You know me, always reserve another half in the fridge..hee hee! Tell you what,...its GREAT!! Hmm...just dunno how to tell you now....eating the very last piece myself..haha! Thank you so much!!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Reese. Glad you like it as much as I do. Yeah, I took your advice and put it in the fridge and indeed it is real good when chilled too! ;)

tracieMoo said...

Owh chocolate.. heavenly. Noone would ever say no to chocolate. I really like this post! :)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks traciMoo! Guess we ladies always have this (shhh...)weakness for chocolate! No harm in a little indulgence in chocolate heaven right? :)

Tricia said...

Hi there,

Just made these today for my son's school "Bake Sale" ... I made mini-muffin size and I used mini-marshamallows (the colorful ones). Love the taste ... hope it will sell well at the "Bake Sale"

Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hi Trica,
Really! Yes, I hope the bake sale will turn out great. ;) No problem...glad I can help in a indirect way. ;) Happy bakes!