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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Bailey's Brownies

Bailey's is delicious. Brownies are delicious. I'm not going to share an anecdote about these or try to convince you to make them. If you're anything at all like me, I'm pretty sure you're already done reading this and are checking your pantry for the ingredients so you can make these this instant. Follow your heart. Recipe adapted from How Sweet It Is.

1 stick unsalted butter
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 cup flour
pinch of salt
1/4 cup Bailey's Irish Cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a microwave safe bowl melt the butter and chocolate, stirring every 20 seconds or so. Once melted, pour into the bowl of a mixer and beat together. Add the sugar and vanilla and beat for 2-3 minutes until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating in between. Add the flour and salt and beat slowly- just until incorporated- and remove the bowl from mixer. Pour the Bailey's into a measuring cup with a heavy hand. Take a sip of the Bailey's. Add the rest to the brownie batter and stir. Slurp up the extra Bailey's from the measuring cup. Taste the batter and decide to get the Bailey's back out of your liquor cabinet and pour yourself a glass over ice.

Spread the brownie batter into a greased 9x9 pan and bake for 25-35 minutes. Do not overbake!

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