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
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*
- Make sure the brownies are completely cooled, then whip up some French silk.
- Melt the chocolate, stirring frequently until just smooth. Set aside to cool.
- 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.
- 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.
- Spread over the brownies and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- 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!