Monday, February 7, 2011

Bourbon Brownies

For the Brownies:
½ C sugar
1/3 C butter
2 T water
1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 t vanilla
2 eggs
¾ C flour
¼ t baking powder
¼ t salt
½ C chopped pecans
¼ C bourbon

For the Frosting:
1 ½ C powdered sugar
3 T butter, softened
¼ t vanilla
7-9 t milk
2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, melted

In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, butter and water. Cook and stir constantly until boiling. Remove from heat and add the chocolate and vanilla. Mix well and then add the eggs.

Add the flour, baking powder, salt and mix until totally blended. Stir in nuts. Spread evenly in a greased 8 inch square pan. (I measured my pan to make sure it was 8 inches)

Bake 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Do not over bake. Using a toothpick or the tines of a fork, poke lots of holes in the brownies while still hot. Drizzle the bourbon over the brownies with a spoon. Allow to completely cool for an hour.

Make frosting by mixing the powdered sugar, vanilla and enough milk for spreading consistency. Add the milk one teaspoon at a time! Frost and drizzle with melted chocolate. Allow to set completely before slicing (I put mine out in the cold garage to harden)