I love quick and easy dessert recipes, don't you? I used to be willing to spend all day baking in the kitchen, but not any more, so I'm always on the lookout for ways to make cooking and baking easy and delicious.
Here's another great idea for taking something really easy - a box of brownie mix - and dressing it up to make it special.
These are brownies that I cut with round cutter and then topped with ganache and a fresh raspberries.
Ganache is one of those things that sounds complicated but is really simple.
It's just a combination of hot cream and chocolate stirred together until smooth and shiny.
Sometimes a little butter is added for extra shininess.
Talk about transforming a plain pan of brownies into an impressive easy dessert recipe that will have your friends swooning! I got the idea from Betty Crocker, when I wanted a nice dessert to take to my friend Nancy, who invited us for dinner recently, but didn't have the time or inclination to spend hours in the kitchen. (I could have picked up something at the store, but I think desserts baked at home taste so much better than most anything you buy already made.)
Betty calls them ganache topped brownie bites. She suggests you mix up a box of brownie mix and bake them in 48 mini muffin cups, which I didn't have. So I mixed up the box of brownies according to the package directions and hten baked them in a 9x13-inch pan and cut them into rounds. (You could also cut them into squares which would be even easier.)
If you prefer you could always begin with your favorite scratch brownies too, which would be even better.
Easy Ganache Topped Brownies Recipe
1 box of brownies, baked according to package directions
⅔ cup heavy cream
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips or your favorite chocolate chopped
Fresh raspberries, optional
In a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream over low heat to just below boiling. Remove from the heat and stir in chocolate until melted and smooth. Set aside until the mixture is thick enough to coat a spoon, about 15 minutes.
While the ganache cools, cut the cooled brownies into desired shape with a knife or small cookie or biscuit cutter.
Spoon the chocolate ganache mixture onto each brownie and garnish with fresh raspberries, if desired.
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