Memories of Childhood……Licking the Brownie Batter Bowl!
As the More is More Mom®, I’m all about………more lickin’ the brownie batter bowl! When we were married, Chuck and I received a lovely cake plate and dome as a wedding gift. For nearly 21 years, it has found a home in our kitchen; on the island, the table or the counter, and I always keep it filled with tasty and delicious baked goods. Over the years, our family has so enjoyed the memories made from sharing these treats that I now frequently present newlyweds with a cake plate and dome of their very own.
Amanda has always been a wonderful mother’s helper. In fact, I’m pretty sure she’s perfectly capable of running this place with her eyes closed. My Nick on the other hand, not so much. Maybe it’s a mother-daughter thing, but Amanda had always been eager to help in the kitchen, especially when it comes to baking. There’s nothing like licking the beaters from the hand mixer, and of course, licking the bowl.
We are total chocoholics! One of my family’s all time favorite desserts is homemade Triple Chocolate Brownies. However, I do most of my baking during the day when the kids are at school, so they’re not here to lick the bowl. Where’s the fun in that? For years I have been putting aside a little batter for each of them to enjoy as an after school treat. In fact, Nick will call on his way home from school and say, “I’m feeling brownie batter today.” They’re always delighted to find their bowl and a cold glass of milk waiting for them at the kitchen counter.
Keeping my family safe is always a huge priority to me. The raw eggs in the batter definitely pose cause for concern, so I choose to use Safest Choice™ Pasteurized Shell Eggs. Not only do they taste good, but they’re good for you. It would be an enormous drag to cut our after school snack short with an emergency trip to the doctor! Life is short enough, eat Safe Eggs™!
I cook A LOT and have found that using the very best ingredients produces the very best results. High quality chocolate makes an especially big difference, which is why I stopped by Whole Foods. Their Callebaut bittersweet chocolate is simply gorgeous. My recipe also calls for white chocolate chips and semi-sweet chocolate chips. I chose their 365 Everyday brand because it offers great taste, quality and value.
Homemade Triple Chocolate Brownies:
Pre-heat oven to 350°
Generously grease a 13 x 9 baking pan
3 sticks and 2 Tbsp of butter
20 ounces of Whole Foods Callebaut bittersweet chocolate, rough chopped for easier melting
6 Safest Choice™ Pasteurized Shell Eggs
1 ¾ cups sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 ½ cups flour
1 tsp salt
½ cup white chocolate chips, Whole Foods 365 Everyday
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, Whole Foods 365 Everyday
To melt the chocolate and butter:
Over a wide mouth pan of shallow boiling water, place a large heat safe mixing bowl with;
While the butter and chocolate are melting, whisk together;
When the mixing bowl that was used to melt the butter and chocolate is cool enough to handle, add;
Mix with a hand mixer on medium
Mix with hand mixer until creamy and well blended
White chocolate chips
Semi-sweet chocolate chips
Put aside batter for your kids to enjoy (if you have more than two kids, you might want to make a double batch!).
Pour batter into baking dish
Cook for 25 minutes
Be sure not to over cook the brownies….they’re best served warm and slightly gooey!
After the brownies cool, I like to sprinkle them with a generous dusting of confectioners sugar
When the kids get home from school, I have their brownie batter and a great big cold glass of milk waiting for them. Now that’s what I call an after school treat!
More thoughtfulness, more childhood memories, more chocolate, more delicious desserts…..