Wednesday, September 8, 2010

give me s'more of those brownies!

I have to confess that I've have little no desire to bake, as of late. You may have noticed from the lack of any baking going on here! Life events, mostly Hubs being deployed back to Iraq, have zapped my mojo. I've just been totally blah...not interested in cooking much of anything.
The lingering heat hasn't helped either. It's those end of summer doldrums. I seem to get them every year around the end of August. Hubs heading out just made even worse than usual this year. Then I saw these brownies while flipping through a magazine. "I want those!" What could be better than a s'more? A s'more brownie! Cookie crust, rich chocolaty center and gooey marshmallow top... oh yeah, these will make you want to head to the kitchen, tie on an apron, and start baking!

S'more Brownies
source: Taste of the South, September 2010

(Printable Recipe)

1 12-ounce box vanilla-wafer cookies
2 1/4 cups sugar, divided
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1 cup plus 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, divided
5 1-ounce squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 16-ounce bag large marshmallows,  cut in half

Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 13x9-inch pan with aluminum foil, letting foil hang over sides of pan. Set aside. In the work bowl of a food processor, pulse together cookies, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt until mixture is fine. With processor running, slowly add 5 tablespoons melted butter, and continue blending until mixture is well combined. Press crumb mixture firmly into the bottom of prepared pan.
In a large bowl, whisk together remaining 1 cup melted butter and melted chocolate until mixture is well combined. Whisk in remaining 2 cups sugar and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, whisking constantly, until mixture is smooth and glossy. Whisk in flour and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Pour batter into pan, smoothing top.
Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out with just crumbs, about 30 minutes. Let cool slightly.

Preheat oven to broil. Place marshmallow halves on top of brownies, in rows, as close as possible. Broil until tops of marshmallows are golden brown and may have to rotate the pan a couple of times to get even browning.  Let cool slightly before cutting brownies into squares. Use a sharp knife to cut brownies. Dipping the knife in a glass of warm water between cuts helps it not to stick to the marshmallows.

The best part about these smore's is that no campfire is required!


Eliana said...

WOW - I am literally drooling over these right now. They look amazing!

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Joanne said...

I think we all lose our mojos every once in a while but leave it to a good brownie to bring sexy back! These look awesome! My best wishes to your husband!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Great post name ;)

grace said...

nifty bars and awesomely artistic shot of the whisk. meanwhile, i hope and pray that your husband does his duty and gets back to you apace!

bellini valli said...

Consider these bookmarked for the next time I want to impress. When I don't feel like cooking I find something interesting I can cook and blog about it. Cooking for one is less fun but doesn't have to be boring. I wish your hubs all the best and a speedy return!!

Mary said...

YUM! I just made something similar but next time want to try using actual marshmallows... yum!

Great blog; happy I found you!!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

LimeCake said...

yum that looks incredibly delicious!

Tamanna said...

wow! what a surprising brownie reicipe! the gooey marshamallow looks divine. feel better abt your hubby hun...i know how u must be feeling. *hug*

Laura Keller said...

These look to die for! I cannot wait to grab some marshmallows and try them out. Thanks for sharing! Love your blog!

The Daily Smash said...

Looks yummy thanks for sharing.

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