September 1, 2006, Newsletter Issue #74: Coffee in desserts

Tip of the Week

There are a host of delicious desserts that include coffee among their ingredients. To get you started, try these delicious Cappuccino Brownies.


For Brownie Layer
8 ounces fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened)
1 cup walnuts
1-1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter
2 tbls. instant espresso powder*
1 tbls. boiling water
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 tsps. vanilla
4 large eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsps. salt

*available at specialty food stores, and some supermarkets

Make Brownie Layer
Preheat oven to 350F.
Butter and flour a 13 X 9 inch baking pan.
Chop chocolate and walnuts and cut butter into pieces. In a cup, dissolve espresso powder in boiling water. In a metal bowl, set over a saucepan of barely simmering water, melt chocolate and butter with espresso mixture, stirring until smooth. Remove bowl from heat and cool mixture to lukewarm. Stir in sugar and vanilla. Stir in eggs one at a time, stirring well after each addition, and stir in flour and salt until just combined. Stir in Walnuts. Pour batter into baking pan and smooth top. Bake brownie layer in middle of oven 22 to 25 minutes, or until a tester comes out with crumbs adhering.

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