Perhaps you have been on a long extended vacation and missed hearing about the Secret Recipe Club. It is a group of talented food bloggers who once a month are assigned a fellow food blogger to peruse their blog to find a recipe that intrigues them . In turn they recreate it and add their own spin or simply leave as it and post it. The big reveal happens once a month and that is where the fun begins. For more information, please check out the Secret Recipe Club.
This month I was assigned to the fun blog - Yumsilicious Bakes. Right when you see the front page, you know you are in for a blog full of delicious baked treats. Avanika is originally from Bombay India and is currently residing in the United Kingdom to complete her Masters in Marketing and Strategy. Avanika selected the name of her site to reflect her definition of giving the highest possible rating to food and is the epitome of the best. Her ultimate goal is to work in the corporate world for a while, then open a bakery back in her hometown of Bombay. Best of luck with your aspirations!!
Recently my Dad took a fall and was in tremendous pain. The result was a fractured hip which called for an immediate hip replacement. Needless to say, this weekend was filled with many visits to the hospital for our family along with many prayers for a safe surgery and speedy recovery. Times like this really make you think about what is important and family is number one. The good news is that the surgery was at 8am yesterday and all went really well. Now it is recovery time and spending time with the ones I love.
Time slipped away this weekend and my SRC post certainly did not make it up on time. However, Debbie was kind enough to reach out to me and I explained the situation and she could not have been more understanding. I had these Fudgy Brownies picked out already. I rushed home after my work day to whip them up to share with all of you. I always like to add my own spin to a recipe, so I thought to cut the chocolate chips in half and replace the other half with butterscotch chips. The result was amazing – thus I named these – “Fudgy
Butterscotch Brownies”. Enjoy!
Fudgy Butterscotch Brownies
10 oz semisweet chocolate
3 oz. unsweetened chocolate
3/4 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup + 1 tbsp flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp kosher salt
3/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
¾ cups butterscotch chips
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour the 9x13 pan.
Melt the semisweet chocolate, unsweetened chocolate and butter in a double boiler, or microwave. Allow to cool to room temperature.In the meanwhile, combine together the eggs, sugar and vanilla. Do not overbeat! Once chocolate is cooled, add in the egg mixture. Stir to combine. I always use a wooden spoon/spatula to make brownies, rather than a mixer.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda, and add to the chocolate mixture. Stir just well enough to combine, making sure you get right to the bottom of the pan. Stir in nuts, chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. Bake for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted has crumbs sticking to it, rather than wet batter. The center will remain soft. Do not over bake! Cool completely in pan.Let cool completely until cutting into squares. Please try these brownies!