This has been a heck of a week...truly nerve wracking. How would you feel if somebody told you that your paycheck (you know, the thing that makes your blog look good) is somewhere out there...but 3 days late... Yep, I thought you might react the way I did and picked up a spatula, some chocolate, cracked up some eggs and made brownies...Had to work out my nerves on something and when things don't go right I bake, I stir, I knead and I know I am not the only one. The world could have crumbled and fallen...I would not have cared...Maybe I need to take these to the bank tomorrow and they might be more understanding of a slight chance of an overdraft...!
I don't use white chocolate that much but here it truly worked magic and gave a great fudgy brownie. Oh yes, these are great. Really...I used my "mental" brownie recipe but reduced the sugar as white chocolate is already very sweet to my taste. I am surprised I liked these that much as I did. Yes, I know "white chocolate" is not remotely close to chocolate but that velvety smooth confections is known around the world as "chocolate", so indulge me with this one before calling the chocolate police.
White Chocolate Brownies:
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
8 ounces white chocolate
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350.
Grease and flour an 8 inch square baking pan, or line with foil.
Melt butter and 4 oz of white chocolate together in top of double boiler over hot water. When melted remove from heat and add the remaining white chocolate. Stir to blend well. Set aside. Beat the eggs and sugar until pale and thick.Add white chocolate and butter mixture, vanilla and flour. Beat just until smooth. Add chocolate chunks and mix in by hand, being careful not to overmix.
Pour into prepared pan and bake 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Cut into squares or bars.
They made me feel so much better that I am virtually sending them to Myriam for her second Browniebabe Of The Month event. Check out the round up sometime after June 10th.
Update: the check finally came in... phewww!