Jo Anne Sugimoto Recipe

CHOCOLATE MASCARPONE BROWNIES

By Jo Anne Sugimoto sugarnspicetedibears


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Cooking Method:
Bake
119 Comments:

Jo Anne's Story

These brownies have mascarpone cheese in it. How wonderful . . . and expensive, too! A great twist on brownies, they are so decadent, you won't believe your taste buds!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This is one of those awesome desserts that you can have just a bite of and feel satisfied. With an intensely dark chocolate flavor, they are practically fudge-like in consistency. So rich, so creamy, so GOOD!

Ingredients

1 c
butter, unsalted
3 oz
semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 c
sugar
1/2 c
cocoa powder
1/2 c
mascarpone cheese, softened
3 large
eggs, room temperature
2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 c
all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp
salt
GANACHE:
6 oz
semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
6 Tbsp
whipping cream
3 Tbsp
butter, unsalted

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prep 8-inch glass cake pan.
2
In a small saucepan, melt the butter, bring it to just below a boil, pour the hot butter over the chocolate and let stand for about 30 seconds,then stir till the chocolate is completely melted.
3
Sift in the sugar and the cocoa powder.
4
With a wooden spoon, beat in the mascarpone, eggs and vanilla, mix till smooth.
5
Gently fold the flour and salt into the batter.
6
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
7
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, do a toothpick test and if it comes out clean then it's done.
8
Remove the pan from the oven onto a wire rack to cool.
9
Place chocolate in a mixing bowl. In a small saucepan, bring the cream and butter to just below a boil over medium heat.
10
Pour the hot cream-butter mixture over the chocolate, let stand for 30 seconds, then stir till smooth.
11
Ganache is now ready to spread over the brownies.
12
Do not cut the brownies till the ganache is set. It's probably best to refrigerate the brownies first.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Collection: Chocolate...
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119 Comments

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KATHY HOBELMAN KAH
Feb 25, 2014
I am not sure what is going on here but some of these comments are ridiculous. If you are not interested in what others have to say then why are you on here??? I have made these brownies several times and they are wonderful! I get mascarpone cheese at Target and in my opinion it is not expensive although for some it may be. Will not argue that point. These comments are not for here for people to be rude they are to comment on the recipe. Please don't comment if you don't have anything nice to say or a question.
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Donna Beard Borges dbborges
Feb 23, 2014
Peg, I agree. . .name calling and being ugly on these sites is just not cool. Anyhoo, I will let you know if I make these. I'll see you on Facebook.
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Peg Barker scrapgran
Feb 21, 2014
Donna -you're welcome. It just hit me wrong when the name calling showed up. You hadn't said anything wrong - in fact, it might have been me if I hadn't seen your comment first. You'll have to let me know what you think when you make a batch. I need to wait until my friends can visit from the other side of the state. It's just me & my husband at home now so I like to make things like these brownies when I know we'll have company to help eat them.....although, I have been known to take goodies to our volunteer firemen. Those boys love treats. Yep, I think I may have just talked myself into baking sooner. If you want to find me elsewhere, I'm Peg Barker and you can find me on Facebook. Put in a friend request & I'll accept. :-)
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Donna Beard Borges dbborges
Feb 21, 2014
Gosh, thank you Peg. I appreciate your comments. And I am sure you and I are not the only ones who appreciate comments when someone actually makes the recipe. . .to me personally, it does not make sense to comment on something you have not even made. . .one thing I did realize right after I posted my question if anyone had made these. . .I did not change the dates to "the most recent". . .I was looking at the oldest comments first which had several pages where no one had actually made them. When I came back to the site, I then realized I could read the most recent first. Anyway, I appreciate your sweet words. Thank you :-)
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Peg Barker scrapgran
Feb 21, 2014
I don't want anyone to think I'm snippy but I have to agree with Donna. I get tired of reading comments from people who have not made the item. I want to hear if they had any trouble that I might be able to avoid by reading their comments. It does me no good to read lots of comments about how much someone wants to make this. I do too but don't write until I've made them. Well, until now. I wouldn't have written except that I want Donna to know she's not the only one. I don't think she was being snippy at all. Carol, I don't expect people to make them the same day it's posted but if they are going to make comments then I hope they DID make them so I can hear how it went and if they liked them. Sorry. Don't want to get in the middle of anything, it's just that I didn't think Donna said anything wrong.