Friday, June 25, 2010

Bacon Brownies

These brownies have a praline frosting on them. I made them in a heart shaped pan for Valentine’s Day. My husband and the kids all approved.

I wanted to cut out the first piece before taking the photograph so that the internal texture of the brownies were visible. The counter is white, so a little flash went a long way to lighting up this photograph. The glass of wine is not only a serving suggestion, but also added a little variation to the photograph. When planning the design, I wanted the close up of the internal texture to be an insert over the heart shaped brownies.

Want to make them yourself?

4 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
6 tablespoons melted butter + 2 tablespoons bacon drippings
1 1/4 cups cocoa
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
4 strips of bacon, diced

Cook bacon in a small skillet until quite crisp then remove to a paper towel. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the drippings.

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Prepare the chosen pan.(8” x 8” square or equivalent).

Beat together eggs until fluffy , then add sugars and remaining ingredients except bacon but including drippings. Mix in bacon pieces. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake for 45 minutes, checking for doneness with a toothpick.

Remove from oven and cool on a rack for at least 20 minutes.

Thank you,

Sarah McTernen

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