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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.)

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19 comments on “Brownies for my best friend’s birthday!”

  1. These are epic and they taste good too!!!

    You should try them too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. My brownies got burnt and it tasted awful because of the smell.

    The only thing that I really added was 1/2 cup icing sugar and instead of eggs – to ensure its veg i add eno.

    I baked them for 40 minutes.

    Dont know what went wrong.

  3. Your gorgeous photo inspired me to whip up a batch of brownies. My cooking partner/ 11 year old granddaughter is about to finish the entire pan………help!

  4. mmm ~ mmm! I love browines. You make the best brownies.
    ( or any other things you bake.)

  5. I like this!!!!!can i have the recipe??I found this website through martha stewart show…

  6. how do u cook this! can sombody pls write down how you cook this? its so tempeting!

  7. I really do love your blog and all the pitures as well.Am not all that good at baking but seeing your pictures have given me the courage.

  8. Hello, i’m french… I would like to know what is suppose to be the texture of classic chocolate brownies ? Like a “fondant”?
    Thank you very much!!

  9. nice. simple. chocolate. =]

  10. Angie you are so creative and inspirational not only from a bakers view but from a photographers point of view ..I am all about serious brownies as well….so happy I discovered your blog and boast about it where ever I go

  11. I love your blog. I am getting very addicted to all these yummy blogs. I have a booth at a really nice Farmers Market in Atlanta, May thru Oct. I would like to serve more cupcakes this year, and would like to know what type of frosting holds best in the heat! I do keep a lot of items in a cooler. If you have any advice it would be much appreciated!

  12. o my, it’s real brownies! n ma birthday’s coming kkk
    how could i sell that candle? so cute!
    this picture’s GREAT too.

  13. Thank you Patricia!
    Chou – thank you, too, I’ll be using the ganache again. It was easier than I thought.

  14. Oh, gorgeous ganache! You should pat pat pat yourself on the back for that one. :) Yum.

  15. Wow, I’m almost drooling here!
    What a beautiful photo!

  16. why thanks jessica.

    jennifer – i really did and so did my friend.

  17. Glad you liked them! I miss these. Wow, they were good.

  18. Beautifully photographed brownies!

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