When I started to think about this weeks blog post I was going to make it all about Father’s Day.
I asked my husband what treat he would like me to make, encouraging him to choose the Salted Caramel Brownie Bites with Salted Caramel Butter Cream I saw on Pinterest (Damn you Taryn,for sending me that picture, I really want those brownies!)
Well My husband chose brownies, but with a ……. something Nutella. He was not specific.
So I made Nutella Cream Cheese frosting, which I found on this delicious post at Good Life Eats.
I was going to write about my husband and tell you all how sweet and supportive he is, and what a wonderful father he is, etc, etc.
And then I made these brownies and all that went out the window.
This post is officially dedicated to this brownie (which I have decided is the “little black dress” of the brownie world). Sorry Honey, but seriously once you try these brownies you will pledge your love to them as well!
And like the little black dress it’s self, these brownies are perfect on their own or all dressed up. They are moist and fudge-y and rich and get that perfect shiny crackle on the top (the brownies, not the little black dress, just so we’re clear).
Here’s how I “dressed” my brownie:
Simple, understated, always perfect.
For a look that never goes out of style, I topped mini circle-cut brownies with vanilla bean butter cream and adorned them with a single pearl.
I added a layer of chic decadence by topping medium-circle cut brownies with the Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting and a Nutella drizzle.
Haute and Cold
A warm circle-cut brownie gets the perfect accessories – a scoop of ice-cream, a little hot caramel and a sprinkle of sea salt.
In keeping with the latest cake pop trend, I mixed the extra brownie pieces with the Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting and gave them a coat of dark cocoa candy. Fabulous!
So, what does your brownie wear? (BTW – there is no way to write that without it sounding a little dirty, sorry.)