Saturday, December 8, 2012

spicy brownies

I worked late one day last week, and although it was past my regular bed time, I was way to wired to sleep. So I made brownies.


I'm a big fan of Haagen Dazs Mayan Chocolate ice cream, so I was pretty sure these brownies spiced with chili powder, cinnamon and ginger would be a hit.

The recipe calls for freshly ground cinnamon and ancho chili powder, but when making brownies at 10 pm... you use what's in the cupboard. In my case, preground cinnamon and mexican chili powder.

I don't often make brownies, although they are simple enough to make. Butter and chocolate are melted together, then sugar gets whisked in, then eggs. Some flour, and, in this cake, a bunch of spices, and the resulting batter goes in the oven. The recipe says to bake it for 30 minutes, but I baked mine for at least 45 minutes. And it was in no way overbaked. Fudgy in the center, a very thin crisp top. The edges were barely crispier than the middle, so I didn't even have to cut them off to get nice squares.


I really like the flavor. Added a bit of kick to the usual chocolate, but it was in no way hot-spicy. The recipe can be found on the Baked Sunday Mornings blog, and while you're at it, check out what the other bakers thought of Baked's Matt and Renato's Spicy Brownies.

15 comments:

  1. Those are some good looking brownies! I made mine with peanut butter, but the spicy ones sound appealing too. Perhaps I'll be brave enough to try those next time.

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  2. Those look wonderful! I think I have to make more now.... ;)

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  3. Looks wonderful! Loved the spice and chocolate combo - a nice change from peanut butter and chocolate. Now I will have to try that ice cream!

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  4. It is nice to know I am not the only one who bakes late at night!!

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  5. Gorgeous - as always! I'm a late-night baker too. And morning. And afternoon. :)

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  6. I'm glad to know these weren't too spicy - I may have to try them yet! They turned out perfectly. I have a nutmeg grinder, but not a cinnamon grater.

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  7. Weren't these great. I love this recipe and have decided to stop trying new brownie recipes and stick with the Baked brownies from now on!!! Enjoyed your post.

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  8. Gorgeous photos-- they look scrumptious! How did you get the brownies so tall-- a smaller pan perhaps? I too am a late night baker-- Nighttime baking is always an adventure... ;-) I bet these would be amazing with that Mayan Chocolate ice cream!

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    1. they are just smaller pieces, so they look taller ;)

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  9. Gosh, these look beautiful and sound delicious! May I feature them on the Domestic Sluttery Just Desserts round-up this week? Our theme is cinnamon, so these would be perfect!

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  10. these look great! Love this recipe

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