Sunday, September 21, 2014

Pumpkin-Basil Brownies


Awhile ago, I came across a recipe on Some The Wiser for Basil Brownies that sounded delicious.  I was going to make them, but then I ended up making Cinnamon Brownies instead. Today, I finally got around to making some Basil Brownies!  In the process, I compared 3 different brownie recipes : 2 of mine, and 1 from Some the Wiser.  Then, I created my own. (The new creation is in red pen).  Pumpkin was a necessary ingredient, because I just opened the first can of pumpkin this season...it's time to start putting pumpkin in everything!


Pumpkin-Basil Brownies
3.5 oz 85% cocoa chocolate bar
13 tbsp butter
1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/3 c pumpkin
pinch of sea salt
scant tsp vanilla
2 eggs
scant 1 1/2 c white sugar
1 1/4 c white flour
3/4 c fresh basil 
1/4 c mini chocolate chips



Preheat the oven to 350. Break the chocolate bar into pieces, put into a microwave-safe bowl with the butter, and microwave 2-3 minutes until mostly melted.  Stir until melted completely.  Add the cocoa powder, pumpkin, salt, and vanilla, mix well.  Incorporate the eggs.  Mix in the sugar, then the flour.  Put the basil in a food processor and chop finely, then add to the batter.   Add the chocolate chips.  Grease a 9x9 pan, then pour in the batter.  Bake for 30 minutes.  A toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean.  






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