A warm brownie is a delightful thing ... chocolatey, perhaps a little gooey or cakey, with a paper-thin, lightly crackling layer on top. Perhaps you might top it with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and a drizzle of warm hot fudge, or maybe you just sink your teeth into the brownie, savoring every morsel.
If you are trying to decide on a perfect dessert for an at-home Valentine's Day, a brownie could be it. Some even say chocolate is a powerful aphrodisiac (whether it really is or not, I don't know), which makes it all the more awesome for a day that celebrates love. Don't you think?
One thing is certain: if you make brownies, they won't last long. Now, that just leaves only one question ... do you prefer your brownies to be cakey or chewy?
4 Tips and Tricks for Great Brownies:
1. Wait until the brownies are fully cooled before cutting them. Patience is so important.
2. Use a clean knife to slice your brownies. Alternatively, you can use a cookie cutter (such as a heart shaped one). Be gentle but firm.
3. If you want your dessert to feature a warm brownie, lightly heat it in the oven just before serving (after the brownies have been cut).
4. Want to bring out the chocolatey flavor more? Add a little instant coffee powder to your batter - decaf, if you want to avoid the extra caffeine.
Looking for a fabulous brownie dessert for your Valentine's Day celebration? Check out these delicious ideas!
Easy Raspberry Brownies