Thursday, April 5, 2012

margarita brownies

4 years ago I consumed the most margaritas I ever have in a 2 week span.  Today is our 4th Anniversary ;)  Since it's a week night I'm considering making these yummy margarita brownies instead of toasting with the real thing.  Hey, I'm a lightweight and this week is payroll...

{sent by my friend Kaitlyn via Arctic Garden Studio}

Margarita Brownies
adapted from The Kitchn

1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped coarsely
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup Dutch process cocoa powder
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon Tequila
1/2 teaspoon Cointreau or other orange liquor such as triple sec.
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 lime, juiced and zested
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
3/4 teaspoon flaky sea salt

Preheat oven to 325°F and line an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving the paper extra-long and hanging over two sides.

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and bittersweet chocolate over medium-low heat. Stir until smooth.

Remove pan from the heat and add the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, eggs, tequila, cointreau and kosher salt. Mix until combined. Then add lime juice and zest, as well as the finely chopped unsweetened chocolate. Stir to combine and pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle the sea salt on the top.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a tester comes out moist. It will not be perfectly clean, but it shouldn't be sticky either. Allow pan to cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes before removing brownies from pan. To remove the brownies, run a knife around the sides of the pan to help release the brownies, then lift out the parchment paper. Place the brownies on the paper back on the wire rack. Cool completely and cut into squares.


Diana Mieczan said...

Happy 4th Anniversary, sweetie and those brownies look super scrumptious:) Have a great Easter weekend. xo

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Happy Anniversary!

Koru Kate {Koru Wedding} said...

Happy 4th Anniversary!! Cheers~

Love, Chelsea said...

That sounds so good!!! I already said this, but I don't want people to think I'm a B so Happy anniversary! :)

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

These sound pretty divine–but you will need a margarita this weekend to remember Isla by! Happy anniversary, you two!

Jessi said...

Happy Anniversary!

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