I had to reblog this from my dear friend, Chef Tess Bakeresse
These brownies are to die for!!!!!
His Royal Evilness…Baron Brownie.
Stop staring at me with those piercing eyes!
My Chef Tess Brownies
1 1/4 cup butter
4 cups sugar
2tsp rum extract
1T orange zest
1/2 tsp ground Cayenne pepper
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
1 T salt
Preheat oven to 325degrees. Cream the butter,sugar, eggs, vanilla, and spice until light. Add the flour, cocoa, and salt, mixing 2 minutes. Pour int a lightly greased bar pan ( at least 9inch by 13inch by 3) Bake 40-45 minutes–slightly undercooked is better than overdone and dry. Cover with ganache and toasted almonds:
16 oz. high quality chocolate chips
1 cup heavy cream
2 cups toasted almonds
Place chocolate in a metal bowl and pour hot cream over the chocolate. Stir with a wire whisk until smooth. Pour over brownies when they are cool and cover with toasted almonds. Allow to cool…if you can wait that long and cut into squares.