So valentine is around around the corner and I decided to do something a lil special.This is a very simple dessert to make and you can decorate it any how you want it,you can leave it plain or just dust it with some icing sugar,with some ice cream and you’ve got a perfect dessert.You don’t have to be in a relationship to treat yourself this holiday,do something special for yourself and if you are in a relationship,make this single serving brownie hearts to complete your menu.
You will need;
115 g Butter
10 Tbsp Cocoa powder
57 ml or 1/4 cup oil
220 g Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp Vanilla
190 g Flour
1 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Coffee
Preheat your oven to 160°C,if your oven is too hot,you might want to adjust it a bit because chocolate burns easily
Melt butter,oil and cocoa powder over a pot of boiling water,mixing to combine
take off the heat and mix in the sugar,coffee and vanilla
then beat eggs in one at a time,mixing after each addition
mix in the flour,salt and baking powder
if you have heart shaped baking cups,fill each until 2/3rd full or you can bake it in a small heart shaped pan or a rectangular/square baking pan and just cut out mini hearts with a cookie cutter or a stencil when you are done baking
alternatively,you can cut out a stencil like the one below out of paper or cardboard and use it as a guide to cut out the heart shapes after the brownie is cool
Now the fun part………. you can just dust it in powdered sugar/icing sugar,serve with ice cream and same strawberries and call it a day or….
some Candied peanut
place 1 half back in the mold
remove from mold and cover the sides with more whipped cream
or what I like to call “organized mess” or “perfectly imperfect”
and if you absolutely must have strawberries,have got something for you.
then cut a strawberry into little pieces and fill the center
melt some strawberry jam in the microwave or you can use strawberry syrup.Coat the strawberry with the jam
Have a wonderful Valentine’s day.
Till next time,I remain yours truly