Monday, May 21, 2007

Mocha Brownies

Oh my, I can't believe that May is passing by so quickly. Today is already Victoria Day where most Canadians are relaxing or planting flowers on a well deserved day off. It is beautiful and sunny where I am and to celebrate I made some Mocha Brownies.

I remember a time when I was terrible at making brownies. I would always overbake them and would be left with a chocolate brick. I always avoided making them for fear of failure. If you feel the same way, not to worry; these brownies are super simple to make and have a pleasing coffee flavour.

Most mocha-type desserts call for just a hint of coffee flavour but for these brownies I used freshly brewed espresso and coffee granules. They came out great - chewy on the inside and topped with a glossy, crackly crust. For a nice final presentation, I topped them with a dollop of whipped cream and a coffee bean.

Even if you're not on holiday today I hope you're having a great day wherever you are!

Recipe: Mocha Brownies

12 comments:

Freya and Paul said...

What a great way to celebrate - with brownies! They look fabulous!

Hendria said...

Your brownies look very good, perfect actually.
Hope you did get out and enjoy the day.
Hendria

Meryl said...

They look great! Would you post the recipe?

Canadian Baker said...

Meryl- Oops! I have added the recipe now. Sorry about that. :)

Meryl said...

Thanks!!!

Patricia Scarpin said...

It's difficult for me to believe that you had problems baking anything, sweetie!

These look so good - it's been raining cats and dogs here but your brownies just lighten up my day!

Anuhea said...

mmm mocha brownies, these look fabulous!

Cheryl said...

You can never go wrong with a brownie. Now hand it over.

Lis said...

Oh man I like the way you celebrate! Wish I could have joined in. =)

They look so fudgy good! Definitely worthy of being a browniebabe!

xoxo

Brilynn said...

I love the addition of coffee to brownies, I find it really gives them a boost of flavour.

Aimée said...

Thanks for a great recipe!I must try these.
-another Canadian neighbor

MochaMaster said...

Now I'm craving for a mocha brownie : D