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!