St. Patrick’s Day is just about here and you will see everyone adding the color “green” to just about every drink and food they make. Not for nothing, but I find that mostly not appetizing.
Instead of making your brownies green, how about we add a little Bailey’s Irish Cream to the batter and also to the frosting? We can add green sprinkles that look appetizing to top it off.
Here’s the recipe:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder and I add about 2 tablespoons of sweetened cocoa.
1 tsp. instant coffee powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
heaping 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup Baileys Irish Cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8×8-inch pan with aluminum foil and lightly spritz with cooking spray; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, instant coffee powder, baking soda, and salt until combined. Set aside. Place butter in a large microwave-proof bowl and melt in 30 second spurts, stirring in between each interval until completely melted. Set aside to cool a bit. Once the butter is warm (not hot!), add eggs one at a time, whisking constantly to incorporate. Whisk vigorously for about 10 seconds to incorporate fully. Add sugar, vanilla, and Bailey’s and whisk until combined. Add the flour mixture into the chocolate mixture, folding until just combined. Coat the chocolate chips with a little bit of flour and then add them to the batter. The flour will help the chocolate chips not sink to the bottom of the pan while baking.
Pour batter into the prepared pan, using a spatula to smooth out the top. Bake at for about 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs attached.
Let cool. You can make a chocolate glaze to go onto the brownies by getting a can of your favorite icing, melting it in the microwave at about 20 seconds and then add about 1 tablespoon of the Bailey’s Irish Cream and stir. Then pour over the mixture. This of course is optional. Then sprinkle the green sprinkles….. and enjoy!
You can also top the brownies with just a dusting of powdered sugar instead.
Tip: To cut brownies with clean lines, lightly spray your (sharp) knife with cooking spray