Saturday, May 23, 2009

Snack-urday 117

We all love s'mores -- am I right, or what? And with the arrival of summer, who doesn't think of these yummy, gooey treats? But what if you don't have a firepit at your disposal?

Well, The Ville is here to help. I went in search of a recipe and found S'Mores Brownies by Joy the Baker. You can click on the picture to head to her website for more wonderful recipes.

So bring on your summer tastebuds --

S’mores Brownies
(adapted from Bon Appetit, October 1991)

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
5 large eggs
1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup graham cracker, roughly crushed with your hands
12 big marshmallows (optional: dice 6 additional marshmallows and stir them into the batter. These marshmallows dissolve when baked, so you can leave them out or throw them in.)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter 9×13-inch baking pan with 2-inch-high sides. Combine first 3 ingredients in small bowl. Stir butter and chocolate in a medium sized bowl over a heavy saucepan of simmering water. Stir chocolate and butter in this double boiler until melted and smooth.

Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla in large bowl to blend. Stir in warm chocolate mixture, then dry ingredients. Fold in graham crackers. Pour batter into prepared pan. Dot with 12 large marshmallows. Bake until toothpick inserted into center comes out with moist crumbs attached, about 30- 40 minutes minutes.

Marshmallows will be browned and puffy but will deflate as the brownies cool. Cool for at least 20 minutes than slice with a sharp knife, cleaning the knife with hot water if it gets too messy and sticky. Serve or wrap individually in wax paper for storing.


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