Sunday, March 30, 2014

Mascarpone Dark Chocolate Brownies with Mascarpone Whipped Cream

Blizzard warnings in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow.  March is indeed going out like a lion.  Time for some energy food for dealing with snow and shoveling.

Mascarpone Dark Chocolate Brownies 

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup Mascarpone cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup double-dutch dark cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
1 - 3.17 oz Midnight Reverie Ghirardelli bar, finely chopped

Cream together butter and sugar.  Beat in eggs, vanilla and Mascarpone.  Fold in the dry ingredients and then the chopped Ghirardelli bar.  Put in a greased 8 x 8 pan.  Bake for 50 minutes at 325°,

Mascarpone Whipped Cream

1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup Mascarpone cheese
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar

Whip the whipping cream until soft peaks form.  Add in Mascarpone and whip until stiff peaks form.  Add in vanilla and powdered sugar.