Friday, January 25, 2008

Want S'More Brownies?

Tonight we had Lasagna. I've already posted my Lasagna recipe, but failed to include a picture. Here it is, hot out of the oven, and don't look at that dirty stove. I will admit it - I'm a messy cook. The tomato sauce spot in the back was from a big glob of meat that was trying to escape being sauced and seasoned. To punish him for his escape, I ate him. Anyway.....

When you make this Lasagna, let it sit for about 10 minutes before cutting into it. If you cut into it before letting it sit, it slides all over the place and instead of having a neat square of Lasagna on your plate, you'll have a jumbled mess.

I'm obviously NOT a patient person. I resolved to wait 10 minutes this time. That resolve lasted for about two minutes. Oh well. I tried.

Then we had dessert. I never make dessert, but tonight I wanted to make S'More Brownie Bites. I saw the recipe in Southern Lady magazine. Unfortunately, my MIL decided to go gallivanting around on this freezing, rainy day and I was unable to borrow her mini muffin pans. So instead of S'More Brownie Bites, I did a whole brownie. I think it'd be better as the bites. Here's the original recipe:

2 cups graham cracker crumbs

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 egg white, slightly beaten

1 (15.5 oz) package brownie mix

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 large egg

3 tbsp water

24 Hershey Kisses

24 marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350°.

In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and sugar. Add melted butter and egg white, stirring to combine. Press mixture on bottom and halfway up the sides of two (12 cup) mini cheesecake pans. Bake for 3 minutes; set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine brownie mix, oil, egg, and water; stir to combine well. Evenly divide batter between prepared crusts. Bake for 30 minutes. Press Kisses, point side down, into the center of each brownie; bake for 2 minutes more. Remove from oven.

Preheat broiler.

Place 1 marshmallow horizontally on top of each brownie. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pans.

Makes 2 dozen.

Okay, since I didn't have the mini pans, I used an 8x8 pan. I followed the rest of the directions pretty much as they were. Two minutes had our marshmallows VERY toasted. :^) Cutting through melted marshmallows is a difficult task, but I stuck to it. (Stuck - melted marshmallows - get it - hehehehe.)

They were a little messy and Steve had marshmallow all stuck in his goatee, but we muddled through. These must be eaten with a glass of ice cold milk. Trust me on this one.

Joshua asked, "Did you blog your brownies yet?" Not yet, I told him. "Say they were AWESOME!!!" Okay, babe. I'll tell them. Glad you liked them.


Robin said...

That dessert sounds so yummy!!

Emily said...

That brownie looks heavenly!!!

Kathy in WA said...

Ginger - this looks delicious! You are such an excellent cook! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I need to assign a child to make this.