Brownies for my best friend’s birthday!

A special thanks goes to Bake or Break for these delicious chocolate mascarpone brownies. I saw these on her site and knew right away who to make them for. My best friend and her husband are serious chocolate lovers. So despite having never made homemade brownies before or let alone ganache, I decided to jump right in. And I’m so glad I did. (But to be truthful, I doubled the recipe so I could have a batch to taste test first.)

Chocolate Mascarpone Brownies

Bake or Break suggests using high quality ingredients with these so I used Scharffen Berger Natural Cocoa Powder and Guittard semi-sweet chocolate wafers. I think this really made the recipe – along with the mascarpone cheese of course. They are really delicious. I took one of my extras to a co-worker and she could not stop raving about them. “Truly gourmet,” she said. (Heck, I would have been happy with – good job.)