Tested till perfect Mocha Brownies with Chipolte Chilies

Mocha Brownies with Chipolte Chilies

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By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

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  • Portion size 16

Ingredients

  • 3 3dried chipotle chili pepperdried chipotle chili peppers
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupbutter
  • 4 oz 4ozbittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 3 oz 3ozunsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tsp 2tspinstant coffee granules
  • 1 cup 1cupsugar
  • 2 2eggeggs
  • 1 tsp 1tspvanilla
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupflour
  • 1 pinch 1pinchsalt
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupwhipping cream
  • cocoa powder
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Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

In bowl, cover chilies in hot water; soak for 20 minutes or until very soft. Drain well. Stem, seed and finely chop.

In saucepan over medium heat, melt together butter, 2 ounces (60 g) of the bittersweet chocolate, the unsweetened chocolate and coffee granules until smooth. Let cool slightly.

Whisk in sugar. Whisk in eggs, 1 at a time, and vanilla. Stir in reserved chilies and remaining bittersweet chocolate. Stir in flour and salt.

Scrape batter into greased and parchment paper lined 8-inch (2 L) square metal cake pan; bake in centre of oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until cake tester inserted in centre comes out with a few moist crumbs clinging. Let cool in pan on rack. Cut into squares.

In bowl, whip cream. Serve each square with dollop of cream and sprinkle of cocoa powder.

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