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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

French Silk Brownies #Choctoberfest

I received product in exchange for writing this post, but all opinions are my own.


     It seemed like it was about time I make something unabashedly rich and chocolaty for Chocotoberfest.  Don't you agree?  I wanted something that really shows my love for all things chocolate.  Something that really scream me.  Something dangerously good.  But I just couldn't decide weather to make something dark, gooey and fudgy or creamy, whipped and delicious. So I incorporated both!

You're welcome!


   So I broke out the chocolate, butter and plenty of Imperial Sugar and went to work!  I made a dark and delicious brownie bottom.  You can make them from a box for ease or use your favorite family recipe.  It really doesn't matter, they will be good no matter what!



    Then I took my favorite recipe for French Silk Pie and whipped up the filling.  It takes a little time, but it is really easy and every time I make it I have memories of my "great-grandpa Buch" and his Sunday pies.  All you have to do is spread the filling over the brownies and voila! It's basically like chocolaty magic.

    This would be super wonderful with some whipped cream and chocolate shavings on top.  I mean, in all honesty what wouldn't be?  But I was taking these to my uncle's birthday party and wanted to try to take a few quick pictures before we left while also avoiding a huge mess that could result from piling on such goodies before a road trip.  So naked they were... but still delicious!



French Silk Brownies
makes 1 9x13" pan of decadent deliciousness

Ingredients:

1 9x13 pan of dark, fudgy brownies (use a box or your favorite recipe)
3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup Imperial sugar
1 tsp vanilla
4 eggs, cold*

  1. Make sure the brownies are completely cooled, then whip up some French silk.
  2. Melt the chocolate, stirring frequently until just smooth.  Set aside to cool.
  3. In your mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the cooled (but not hardened) chocolate and beat until incorporated.  Be sure the scrape the sides of the bowl.
  4. Add the vanilla and the first egg.  Beat for 5 minutes.  Scrape the sides of the bowl again and add the second egg, again beating on high for 5 more minutes.  Keep repeating the process until all of the eggs are added and the mixture is light and fluffy.
  5. Spread over the brownies and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  6. It is easiest to cut and plate right out of the refrigerator, but is best if you let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes before serving. 
*There are raw eggs in this recipe. Please be aware that there is a small risk adverse affects.  I have been eating raw cookie dough and ice cream with raw eggs my whole life and have never had an issue.  But the really old, really young, pregnant women and people with already compromised health should be aware of the risk.



Now let's see what the other bloggers are making for choctoberfest today!






32 comments:

  1. Those yummy chocolaty brownies look just my size, well, I'll still eat three of them cause YUMMO!!!

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    1. You'll definitely want three! Thanks, Andrea!

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  2. French silk is my favorite pie and the idea of enjoying them in a brownie is amaaaazing!

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    1. It really is a perfect combination! Thank you!

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  3. Oh Dear Lawd, these look amazing.
    Cannot wait to try these!!

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    1. Ha! They are as good as you are imagining! Thanks

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  4. So I'm at my desk eating a Subway low fat turkey sandwich when I came across your post. Now I must have some chocolate and these would be idea! Great looking brownies, Carlee.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda

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    1. Thanks, Linda! Definitely better tasting than the low fat turkey sandwich, but not as friendly on the wasteline either ;-)

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  5. Brownies and French Silk Pie? Genius girl, shear genius.

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    1. Ha, thanks! Every once in a while something just clicks ;-)

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  6. Brilliant idea! One of my mom's favorite pies was french silk. Must try soon! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck.

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    1. Your mom had good taste! Thank you so much for hosting such a lovely party!

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  7. This is a post that needs to be saved. Look at all that yumminess! ARG! But your brownies pulled me straight in, as soon as I saw the picture! This is right up my alley! Love a bit of chocolate as a pick me up, and this would be perfect. I've never made French Silk either, so it will be fun to make too. YUM!

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    1. French silk has such an odd set of ingredients, but turns out sooooo good! I have never used it in any other way than a pie until now, but it was perfect atop some brownies. Thanks, Nikki!

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  8. They sound absolutely delicious!
    Thanks for the recipe!
    Michelle

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  9. These sound delicious! I love all things chocolate. Thanks for sharing at the Wednesday Showcase party.

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    1. Me too, pile on the chocolate as high as you can!! Thank you!

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  10. Hi Carlee, these brownies sound so amazing! I would love to make these sometime. Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J! Enjoy the week.
    Julie xo

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    1. Thanks, Julie! They really are pretty darn good, if I do say so myself! They went over pretty big with my family as well.

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  11. Oh goodness...YUM! I drooled! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  12. Oh yes, please, I'll have one!! These sound so decadent!

    Mollie

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  13. Wow these look incredible! That frosting on top sounds heavenly. Thanks for sharing your recipe with the Wednesday Showcase!

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  14. Well, this is not helping my chocolate cravings at all. I'm practically drooling over here. These look ah-mazing Carlee!! 😍

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    1. You better get baking ;-) Thank you!

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  15. Thanks for sharing at Country Fair BLog Party! This post is our top link for the month! Congrats! I'd love it if you'd email me at tipgardenblog@hotmail.com I'd love to join in on these link up weeks you have been in on, but not sure where to find them, or if it is just for certain groups!

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    1. Thank you, Jan! I will definitely be in touch!

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    2. Congratulations on having the most clicked post from the November Country Fair Blog Party! We hope to see you link up to our final blog hop: http://www.cornbeanspigskids.com/2016/12/country-fair-blog-party-december-2016.html.

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    3. Thanks, Val! I will certainly miss the Country Fair!

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