Friday, March 5, 2010

Toblerone Brownies - by Summer

I have to be honest - baking hasn't really been on my mind this week.  I would have made these even sooner, but I actually had trouble finding the bittersweet Toblerone that this recipe calls for.  I had checked 4 different stores, with no luck, but fortunately my husband stopped at a store on his way home from work tonight and found them!  So now that I had the missing ingredient, I wasted no time getting to work to make these brownies.

A little bit of background about this particular recipe.  When I was at the bookstore checking out You Made That Dessert to see if we wanted to pick this book, I saw this recipe right away.  My husband loves Toblerone chocolate bars!  I figured well this would be one dessert that he is sure to like! I do like making brownies.  They are typically chocolate, easy to make, and there are a ton of different varieties out there.  In fact, one year for our anniversary, my husband gave me an all brownie cookbook! 

I think the hardest part about making this recipe was finding the Toblerone!  I used my Kitchen Aid mixer to whisk the eggs, sugar and vanilla.  Quite frankly it seemed a lot easier to whisk using the mixer than by hand for 2-3 minutes.  These brownies came together quickly.  The only problem - I think I under-cooked them :-(

Is there anything you can do if you underbake brownies and discover after they are out of the oven for an hour?  I ate one and thought it was really gooey.  But it was really tasty!  You can taste the Toblerone in the brownies, which gives it a unique flavor.

As I mentioned earlier, I haven't really felt like baking this week.  Tomorrow (Sat, March 6) is my due date!  I guess it's not too surprising that I was distracted while baking today. Here's a picture of me chopping up chocolate tonight:

Lisa and I have entertained the idea of making another recipe next week if the baby doesn't come, and I am still up to it.  I will see how I feel on Sunday, but right now, I think this will be my last recipe before the baby is born.  We plan on taking about a month off as I adjust to being a mommy, but don't fear - we'll be back to our weekly schedule soon enough!


  1. Solution: gooey brownie + vanilla ice cream = heaven! =) Good luck with everything baby-related, Summer! Can't wait to hear the news!!

  2. These look really good. Too bad dad gave up chocolate for Lent!

  3. Hope you're feeling great! So glad you liked the brownies -- I'm sorry you had trouble finding the toblerone though. If you undercook brownies, you can always freeze them. Once they're frozen, chop them up -- I sometimes fold the pieces into vanilla ice cream (or just grab some scraps out of the freezer when I want a little treat...)

    GOOD LUCK with the baby - can't wait for the good news! xo

  4. Oh WoW! These sound great! I did read about them over at Cookie Pie too and thought they would be delicious!
    Also, what a great tip she gave you.
    Good luck with your delivery! I am sure it will very soon!!