French Chocolate Brownies

I just got a new baking cookbook: “Baking: From my home to yours” by Dorie Greenspan.

For my first recipe I decided to make brownies (my first time making them). I used bittersweet chocolate for these. The brownies are topped with a dollop of creme fraiche and dark chocolate shavings. I made the creme fraiche myself. It was 4 days old and a little odorous but it created a nice tartness to balance against the sweetness of the brownie.

I also added rum-infused raisins to the brownies for an extra kick. I love how the raisins pop in your mouth. The only problem I encountered was trying to flambe the raisins.  They just wouldn’t burn.  But luckily they still turned out plump and juicy in the end.

French Chocolate Brownie with creme fraiche and chocolate shavings

French Chocolate Brownie with creme fraiche and more chocolate shavings

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One response to “French Chocolate Brownies

  1. Dude…I’m putting in my order for these beauties now…

    They look delish

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