Today's baking homework is to make Spicy Brownies from the Baked Elements cookbook. I'm a huge fan of making brownies and adding spices sound like a great way to give a new variation to them.
I used to work at a restaurant where I had to bake brownies all the time. To make them more desirable, I would fry brownies in a cinnamon tempura batter, serve with vanilla gelato and caramel sauce. People loved the classic brownie but adding something new helped set it apart. I think that adding spices to these brownies have helped enhance the brownies to make them warmer and added more depth.
When payday arrives I am going to make a dent in my check at Penzeys Spices. The new place I live at doesn't have a Trader Joe's or Whole Foods and that makes me sad.
|Starting my mise en place|
|Adding some extra chocolate chips|
|I love doing the swirl on top of brownies with back of a spoon|
|The cooling down part is the hardest for me|
|Fudgy center brownies= YUM|