Vampire Week: Blade’s Black Garlic Brownies
Just as you can catch more flies honey; you can catch more vampires with brownies. No more of the tedious work filling hollow point bullets with garlic. Now you can simple bake these amazing dessert brownies, leaving them on the windowsill to do all the work while you enjoy one with a tall glass of milk.
But we’re not just using any kind of garlic, were using the Holy Grail of garlics. Black garlic is not named for the black souls it will kill with each bit but for its sticky black appearance after approximately three weeks of fermenting a garlic clove in a dark humid location — like a crypt — and then dried for another week. This caramelized garlic creates a gooey, sticky, black as coal, but sweet, without the bad breath or acidic bite of fresh garlic. While it’s not easy to come by and is easiest to obtain by ordering online. But then again… some mother-bakers are always trying to ice-skate uphill
Blade’s Black Garlic Brownies
By Jennifer Imhoff-Dousharm
- 16oz semi-sweet chocolate
- 1 cup butter
- 1.5 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 bulb black garlic
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 4 eggs
- Powdered sugar for dusting
Remove the garlic cloves from its skin and place in a small bowl.
Using a fork, thoroughly mash the garlic together.
In another bowl, mix together the flour and baking powder and set aside.
In a pot, melt the butter and chocolate until just barely blended.
Remove from heat and add in the sugar slowly.
Add each egg into the mix, one at a time, whisking into the batter.
Add the garlic and vanilla to the mixture and again mix in.
Now add the flour mix into the pot and blend in well.
Pour brownie mix into the pan.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes Dust with powdered sugar
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