Mar 17, 2010

Brownies with White Chocolate Chips and Ganache Topping

Brownies are one of my all time favorite dessert,
You can be so creative with this sweet treat,
Let it be chocolate fudge brownies, peanut butter brownies, cheesecake brownies,
The list goes on and on,
But the best of all, freshly baked brownies with a dollop of vanilla ice cream on top of it,
Ahhh I'm drooling just by thinking of it....

Today I'm going to "dress up" our basic brownie recipe with white chocolate chips and decorative ganache!

This is the semi-finished product-


Ingredients?

1 cup of butter
Some extra butter for greasing the baking pan
150 grams dark chocolate
1 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of white chocolate chips
4 eggs

Decorative ganache:

60 grams white chocolate
60 grams of dark chocolate
2/3 cup of heavy whipping cream

How?

Line the round baking dish (11 x 7 x 1.5 inch) with parchment paper,
Grease the sides with melted butter,
Also preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

For the batter,
Chop the dark chocolate into smaller pieces,
Have a double broiler ready,
Melt 150 grams of dark chocolate and 1 cup of butter, remove from heat.

When the mixture cools down, beat in one egg at the time until all four eggs are fully incorporated with the melted chocolate.

Have a big bowl ready, sift in flour and mix well with brown sugar,
Add the white chocolate chips and give it a quick stir,
The flour will prevent the chocolate chips from sinking to the bottom during baking process.

Now slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients in 3 batches,
Transfer to the baking pan, into the oven for 30 to 32 minutes.
You can test it by sticking a toothpick in the center,
If it comes out clean, that means the brownies are ready to go.

After the brownies are done, let it cool for at least 10 minutes.
Meanwhile let's make the decorative ganache.
Use a double broiler and melt 60 grams of dark chocolate with 1/3 cup of heavy whipping cream,
This will be the dark sauce.
Again, use a double broiler and melt 60 grams of white chocolate with 1/3 cup of heavy whipping cream,
This will be the white sauce.

Now pour the dark sauce and let it spread evenly over the brownies,
Drizzle the white sauce cross-wise on the dark sauce,
It'll look like this " IIIIIII " (pardon my drawing ability..)
So basically you'll have white lines covering the brownies.
Take a toothpick and draw a line perpendicularly with the white markings, about 1.5 inches spacing.
It'll turn out like this " +++++++ "
Hopefully my decorating description didn't make your head spin..
If that's the case, your brownies will turn out like this -


Into the fridge for at least one hour or till the ganache toppings are set,
Dip the cutting knife into hot water, dry the blade with a towel,
It'll prevent the knife from sticking to the brownies. 
Cut around the baking pan,
Dip the knife in hot water again before you are ready for another cut,
Now run the knife through the brownies into desirable serving sizes.

What are you waiting for? It's time to dig in!

Cindy's Rating: 7

11 comments:

  1. Haha, always like the decorative ganache. I used to always wonder how to make the pattern but I learned how to a few years ago and it is so fun! I usually overdo it and then it looks ugly.

    I find it funny how I had a brownie last Friday and now I get to see a delicious brownie online!

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  2. To Eat Travel Eat~
    You had a brownie? What kind was it? I was playing with the ganache sauces to figure out how to do the patterns haha (made some mistakes too... > _.<")

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  3. I just had a classic chocolate brownie last week! I got bored eating them plain, so had some pairings with ice-cream :D

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  4. To Tigerfish~
    Brownies with ice creams are the best yep?! So good! Especially warm brownies!

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  5. O_o that makes me wanna have an oven.

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  6. o_O ... if i would have an oven i would totally bake brownies all day long now. (you're trying to mess with me, aren't you? admit it! admit it!!)
    keep it coming please
    so long

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  7. Pretty brownies--just how I like it with ice cream...yum!

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  8. To A Funky Place~
    Have you tried those smaller portable oven? That might work for you!

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  9. Cindy,
    Just a regular chocolate brownie, with some chocolate chips inside. It was not very gooey but instead a mix of gooey and a light cake texture.

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  10. To EatTravelEat~
    Mmmm sounds yummy!

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