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Rec: Petite Brownie Bites If you don't mind cheating a little, these brownie bites are really nice.

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Posted to Thread #12755 at 10:43 pm on Nov 25, 2008

I'll try to post a photo of the finished brownie bites later on tonight.

I believe the Los Angeles area has Safeway stores and they carry a product in their bakery section called Petite Brownie Bites, by Sugar Bowl Bakery (sometimes Costco has them too)...see the link for a photo. It's an easy, great dessert when you're in a hurry. Here's what you do:

Place the petite brownie bites on a cooling rack over a sheet pan, spoon or pour ganache over each brownie bite, letting it drip down onto the sheet pan below. Top with a raspberry before the chocolate hardens completely (or maybe some of the candied cranberries posted recently).

This is the ganache recipe I've been using. You may not need all of it.


2003 by Toba Garrett This chocolate cream icing is a pastry chef's staple. Use it to glaze a cake or, when it cools, whip it to a piping consistency.

1 1/2 cups (12 fl oz or 360 ml) heavy cream
1 lb (454 g) semisweet or bittersweet dark chocolate

1. In a heavy saucepan, boil heavy cream. Turn off the heat. Add chopped chocolate pieces and let it rest until melted. Use a rubber spatula to stir the mixture until all the pieces are melted.
2. Pour it into a room-temperature bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate the ganache until firm.
Note: For White Chocolate Ganache, substitute white chocolate for semisweet or bittersweet dark chocolate.
Storage: Store the icing in an airtight container and refrigerate. The icing will keep for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Yield: 3 1/2 cups


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