Recently, Elsie and I got the chance to hang out with a few really sweet ladies who host their own art group. They spend time encouraging each other and, when possible, doling out business tips. They were kind enough to come to our shop one night and hang out with us. So I made them brownies.
I ate a few too. I mean, you can't serve something you haven't tried. That's just risky. And no fun.
These are super easy to make, and pretty to serve. So if it's snowing where you are too, then make some brownies and stay home with your dog and a book! That's what I'm doing. And I'm really cool. Obviously.
Red Velvet Brownies, makes one 13 in. x 9in. pan of brownies.
Ingredients: 1 cup butter, 2 cups sugar, 4 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 6 tablespoons baking cocoa, 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder (optional), 2 cups flour, a few squirts of red food coloring (I like Ameri-color) and 1 large bar of dark chocolate.
Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and stir to combine. In a seperate bowl combine flour, cocoa and espresso powder (if using), whisk together. Add in half the dry mixture to the wet mixture, stir then add the remaining dry mix and stir until well combined. Stir in the red coloring. Pour batter into a greased, or parchment paper covered baking pan. Top with chopped dark chocolate. Bake at 375 F for 20-25 minutes.
Serve warm with a tall glass of milk, if possible.