Thursday, 14 June 2012
Mocha Fudge Brownie Slice - We Should Cocoa
This recipe for Mocha Fudgy Brownie Slice is on the borderline - you can taste the coffee but it's not really strongly coffee flavoured. I've added the name 'slice' to the recipe to account for the fact that this brownie recipe is baked on a shortbread biscuit base - I just didn't feel able to call them 'brownies'.
This was a delicious bake, and a change from the usual brownie recipes. Considering that it was a cocoa-based brownie batter, it had a very rich flavour, rounded out by the coffee notes and the crunch of hazelnuts. Cut more neatly, in smaller pieces, these would be lovely as part of an afternoon tea - the richness of the brownie was offset by the plainer shortbread layer. The only criticism, from FB, was that she would have preferred the hazelnuts to be chopped into smaller pieces. I had left most of them in half-sized pieces, in an effort not to make them too small - I just can't win!
The We Should Cocoa Challenge is hosted jointly by Chele from Chocolate Teapot and Choclette from Chocolate Log Blog, although this month's challenge was set by guest host Lucy from The KitchenMaid, who chose coffee as the ingredient to be added to our chocolate cooking. The round-up of entries will be on Lucy's blog at the end of the month.