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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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- 12755. Need ideas please... - suz - 8:44pm on 11/25/08 (45)
- Hi suz - was just on my way out when I saw your post. I have a killer recipe for - Meryl - 8:57pm on 11/25/08
- I'm trying not to bring my mixer and I definitely won't whip by hand.. - suz - 9:09pm on 11/25/08
- why not buy him a hand mixer for Xmas? :-) [NT] - Randi - 9:31pm on 11/25/08
- LOL.. I own 3!! He doesn't need one. [NT] - suz - 9:47pm on 11/25/08
- take one of those along and leave it with him. problem solved??maybe not if there are no pans :) [NT] - AngAk - 11:20pm on 11/25/08
- Does he have a regular blender? I have a chocolate pot au creme recipe for that, - Heather_in_SF - 3:08am on 11/26/08
- YES, the man owns a blender! - suz - 1:11pm on 11/26/08
- Suz, sorry this is so late: REC: Chocolate Pots of Cream - Heather_in_SF - 9:53pm on 11/30/08
- Printed saved! Much thanks - suz - 1:04pm on 12/01/08
- I think Peanut Brittle is a great idea, Cheezz! Men, especially, seem to adore it! - GayleMO - 2:25am on 11/26/08
- OOPS, sorry! This was supposed to be under #7! *sigh I'm tired tonight....lol [NT] - GayleMO - 2:26am on 11/26/08
- What about truffles. Here are some recipes I like alot. Rec: Robert Linxe's Chocolate Truffles [LINK] - Pat-NoCal - 10:13pm on 11/25/08
- Rec: Trio of Chocolate Truffles [LINK] - Pat-NoCal - 10:15pm on 11/25/08
- Rec: Truffles Au Cocolat - Pat-NoCal - 10:22pm on 11/25/08
- Rec: Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles - Pat-NoCal - 10:23pm on 11/25/08
- At a holiday tea class this past weekend the chef rolled chocolate truffles in crushed peppermint - Pat-NoCal - 11:05pm on 11/25/08
- What great looking recipes, thanks for posting them. [NT] - Curious1 - 1:40am on 11/27/08
- My pleasure, Curious. [NT] - Pat-NoCal - 2:57am on 11/27/08
- Rec: Petite Brownie Bites If you don't mind cheating a little, these brownie bites are really nice. [LINK] - Pat-NoCal - 10:43pm on 11/25/08
- Hmmm, just thought about the baking equipment thing, could you borrow a - Pat-NoCal - 10:47pm on 11/25/08
- alot of chocolate chip cookie doughs call for melted butter. does he have a baking sheet? - AngAk - 10:54pm on 11/25/08
- If you're dipping strawberries you could dip some nice dried apricots or other dried fruits. - AngAk - 10:56pm on 11/25/08
- I agree, Oreo Truffles would be great. Could crush the oreo cookies in a - Pat-NoCal - 10:59pm on 11/25/08
- here's the link for the recipe in T&T [NT] [LINK] - AngAk - 11:22pm on 11/25/08
- Oreo truffles are sounding really good, thank you! [NT] - suz - 1:14pm on 11/26/08
- ? what do you think about pre crushing oreos in my cuisinart at home - suz - 1:35pm on 11/26/08
- Great idea. I wouldn't do them in the blender, food processor is more efficient at making crumbs [NT] - Pat-NoCal - 3:51pm on 11/26/08
- Thanks! I will pre crush and carry. [NT] - suz - 4:13pm on 11/26/08
- How about Marilyn's Dyslexic Chocolate Sauce with some good vanilla ice cream? Her sauce [LINK] - Meryl - 11:56pm on 11/25/08
- Fondue is another idea - Here's Alice Medrich's Chocolate Mardi Gras Fondue: - Meryl - 12:00am on 11/26/08
- peanut brittle? [NT] - cheezz - 2:05am on 11/26/08
- what part of L.A.? [NT] - cheezz - 2:05am on 11/26/08
- Santa Monica [NT] - suz - 1:09pm on 11/26/08
- You'll be right up the street - have a great time! [NT] - cheezz - 12:41am on 11/27/08
- Thanks so much for your good wishes and help! - suz - 1:40pm on 11/27/08
- You'll be right near Bay Cities - I don't think they have an on-site butcher, though > [LINK] - cheezz - 9:51pm on 11/27/08
- Thank you again - suz - 1:59pm on 11/28/08
- Where is the recipe? [NT] - suz - 1:43pm on 11/26/08
- here is Joe's Peanut Brittle recipe. It doesn't even require a thermometer [LINK] - AngAk - 7:00pm on 11/26/08
- Thank you [NT] - suz - 9:36pm on 11/26/08
- Gayle's Spicy Peanut Brittle is fabulous too! [NT] [LINK] - cheezz - 12:42am on 11/27/08
- What about spiced nuts? You could bring the spice mix with you... [NT] [LINK] - Traca - 3:28am on 11/26/08
- Glazed Red Pepper Fennel Almonds - Traca - 3:36am on 11/26/08
- Here's a really easy cupcake - REC: Emergency Blender Cupcakes - Sandi in Hawaii - 6:11pm on 11/26/08
- Thank you all very much, I'm leaning towards the oreo truffles as they also sound kid friendly. [NT] - suz - 9:41pm on 11/26/08