Okay, here comes the chocolate fix.
I haven’t done a chocolate recipe in a while – well, a month is a while for me! Honestly, chocolate is and always has been one of my favorite flavors. Even as a kid, chocolate ice cream, chocolate bars and chocolate cookies were my jam.
Last week, I was doing a bit of styling for Colavita and the featured recipe was Mole Chicken Meatballs. This recipe was awesome. The chicken meatballs were simmered in a sauce made up of tomatoes, chicken stock and mole paste. SO dark, SO rich – just divine. And as they were chatting along making the meatballs, the owner of Guelaguetza (the mole maker) mentioned Mole Brownies. I’m sorry, what?
Now that’s just churning in my mind and I can’t get rid of it! So don’t be surprised if you see mole coming up sometime soon!Wilton Perfect Results Premium Non-Stick 8-Inch Square Cake Pans, Set of 2
Desserts of Days Past
The Mole Brownie combination reminds me of a dish I put together while at White Birch Restaurant. If I remember correctly, I think it was on my summer menu. The design of the dish was Chocolate, Cherry and Chile. So, I made a Milk Chocolate Semifreddo, speckled with Black Urfa Chili and served with Bing Cherry Compote. If you’ve never had the chili’s before you have to try! They remind me of mole in the same deep subtle heat with notes of chocolate. So good!
This week, I’m going a bit more mainstream. I’m teaching a kid’s class featuring the classic brownie with a twist – Chocolate Brownies sandwiched between Graham Cracker Crust and Toasted Marshmallows. It’s ooey, gooey and perfect for kids who like to make messes. (Yes, you qualify as a kid too.) Even during my photoshoot with these bad boys, I was covered in sticky strings of marshmallow-y goodness. Lots of licking fingers and pulling strings off chins!Sondiko Butane Torch, Culinary Torch Refillable Kitchen Butane Torch Lighter with Safety Lock and Adjustable Flame for Desserts, Creme Brulee, BBQ and Baking(Butane Gas Not Included)
As yummy as these are, I definitely don’t need a whole tray of S’mores Brownies lying around the house. Luckily, I was able to send these to work with my husband at Glenbrook Brewery to keep the staff nice and sugared up. (Hope you brought some napkins!) They’re burning enough calories over there running service!
Give these bad boys a go and let me know what you think in the comments below! Want to see something with mole and chocolate? Let me know! I love hearing from you guys.