Just like sometimes you only want two cookies, sometimes you only want two brownies. So, how do you do that? My answer was coming up with this awesome recipe that makes two brownies that are baked in a loaf pan. They are perfect for those days when you really just want to itch a chocolate craving without having the whole pan of brownies lying around to tempt you later in the day! The brownies also would be good if doctored up with a few drops of peppermint extract or frosted with buttercream.
A Recipe for Two Brownies
adapted from Dessert for Two
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons whole milk
1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a 9x5x3 loaf pan.
2. Melt the butter and chocolate together in the microwave until they are smooth. Then whisk in the sugar, egg, vanilla extract and milk until smooth. Then, fold in the espresso powder, flour, baking powder and stir until smooth.
3. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for about 18 to 20 minutes. They are done when they pull slightly away from the sides and a cake tester comes out clean. Cut them into two large pieces or four small pieces and serve!
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