Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sweet Treat, Sneak Peek!...

It's that time of the week, my post with the sneak peek and the recipe for a sweet treat. The holidays are looming! These cookies will be great for any gathering. So without further ado, here we go:

~Chipotle Chocolate Brownies~

8 oz semi sweet chocolate, chopped     1 Cup butter
2 Cups all purpose flour     1/4 Cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
2 1/2 Cups sugar     1 Tablespoon instant espresso powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon     1 to 2 teaspoons chipotle powder
6 eggs     2 teaspoons vanilla
unsweetened cocoa powder

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 13 x 9x 2 inch baking pan with foil, extending over edges and lightly coat with a nonstick cooking spray. In a small saucepan combine chocolate and butter. Cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Cool slightly. In a small bowl combine flour and the 1/4 cup cocoa powder. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, espresso, cinnamon and chipotle powder. Add chocolate mixture. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed for one minute. Add eggs one at a time, beating on low speed after each addition. Beat in vanilla, add flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time. Once all ingredients are in, beat on low speed for one minute more. Spread batter evenly into pan, bake for 35 to 40 minutes, sprinkle with unsweetened cocoa powder.


“You cannot be telling her things!” Polunda, Mistress of the Healer's Guild stood with her hands on her hips and stamped a tiny foot as she reprimanded Farrehn. Geralmin, Master of the Warrior's Guild had come by to see him and they had gone for a short walk out in one of the many gardens the Healers urged their patients to visit. Apparently, Kayta had confessed to Mistress Polunda how she had recalled her name so quickly. The furious Healer tracked down the half-ogre and now stood seething before Farrehn.
“By da Four Winds, woman, I was jest tryin' tae help. Stop yer screechin', yer givin' me a headache, too.” Farrehn stood slightly behind his Guild Master, afraid of the woman howling like a banshee. The image, to anyone else witnessing the event, was quite comical as the half-ogre towered over his Guild Master by at least three feet.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Mel, I don't think I've ever heard of chipotle powder.

Mel Chesley said...

You know, I didn't either until I found this recipe, Alex. Weird, huh?

Herb said...

A very nice recipe, I have to give it a go, Mel :-).

Herb said...

And Blast it, Mel....that is just too funny the image of a half-ogre warrior cowering behind his Guild master whilst a wee woman was putting a flea in his ear ROFL

Mel Chesley said...

Yeah, I found that quite amusing myself, Herb! lol!

Vicki Rocho said...

chipotle in brownies? hmmmmm. probably worth a try as usually the oddest-sounding combinations are the tastiest.

Herb said...

Well Vicki....it is sort of like a mole poblano(A mexican dish) in a brownie form and without the chicken :-)

Mel Chesley said...

I have to agree that it sounds odd, Vicki. But I do know that when you make "real" hot chocolate, there is sometimes a tiny bit of chili powder put into the mix. I have yet to try it but who's to say it's wrong? XD