Monday, March 26

Spices - {Mocha Cappuccino Brownies} + a contest!

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17 comments:

  1. I feel the same way about Penzeys that you do McCormick's, and I also feel the same about not knowing what was up with the spices when I was young. Although my mom proudly stated "I like bland food!" the other night, so I'm guessing spices didn't especially play a role in my childhood:P

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  2. Oh wow, these look insanely squidgy and delicious. I've made a lot of brownies in my time, but surprisingly never coffee ones - this needs to be rectified!

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    1. Squidgy is the most spot-on word for these ever. I wish I would have thought of that! They're almost, like, ganche on a square of slightly firmer ganache.

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  3. Ahh Penzeys... they just opened one near my house, so no more mail order for me. McCormick is a staple. I grew up with it, as did my children. The smell of cinnamon always brings me back to my mom's kitchen and her making a traditional pie crust cookie that has been in our family for generations. I learned a lot about spices when I was younger.. the first and most important is that vanilla may smell inviting and yummy, but don't drink it, ughh! Still remember that day. :)

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    1. I DID THE SAME THING! Oh, awful awfu awful. It just seems like it HAS to be good, but... Oh man. So wrong.

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  4. Oh. my. word. This looks SO yummy!

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  5. What can I use instead of the Coffee extract (they on't sell it here), coffeewith some hot water?

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    1. Do they have instant coffee where you live? That makes a nice substitute. Just add 1/2 tsp in with the dry ingredients. Otherwise, yes, very strong coffee should work just fine!

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  6. Mmm those brownies look so good! Yum! :)

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  7. Oh, my, these look so good!
    I'm from Brazil, so I don't even know what McCormick is... Do you know if I can use regular coffee with a little hot water instead?
    Thanks!
    Mariana

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    1. Thanks! I think very dark coffee will work just fine :)

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  8. I've wanted to do a post like this for so long but I didn't know how to approach it! My parents never used spices either, and it wasn't until I got to college that I realized the same foods I cook over and over (chicken, anyone?) could taste so different just by using different spices! Nice post, nice anecdote, nice recipe! Can't wait to try this :)

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  9. These brownies look FANTASTIC! I'm also loving the confectioners' sugar + cinnamon combo. Clever!

    You're pictures, as always, are absolutely amazing. I'm so jealy of your talent!

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  10. My brownies didn't turn out. Turns out I mixed the chocolate in with the last part of the batter and then poured it over the other batter. Was that the problem? Why two sets of batter??

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    1. Oh - I am sorry to hear that :( What was wrong with them? They are supposed to be quite soft - was that the problem?

      The two batters were just so there were two different textures.

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