Killer brownies, oh what a recipe and easy to bake actually. Why killer? Because of the double icing, one white and the other one chocolate!!!
I took the recipe from Cafe Beaujolais cookbook, dated 1984. Here is the recipe:
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup butter
2 tablespoons of water
1 cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon instant coffee
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup chopped walnuts or other nuts
*I added 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup, just because….
Combine sugar, butter and water in a large saucepan. Bring to just a boil and remove from heat. Add chocolate chips, vanilla and coffee. Stir until chocolate melts.
Beat in eggs. In a large bowl, sift flour, salt, and baking soda. Add chocolate mix to the flour mixture. Add nuts and stir till blended. Pour into greased 8 inch square pan and bake at 325F for 55 minutes. Should look slightly under baked.
Now, for the white icing, mix :
1/4 cup of butter with 1/2 pound of icing sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint essence and 2 tablespoons of cream together. Spray over the cooled cake.
For the chocolate topping, mix 1 1/2 tablespoon of butter with melted 3 oz of chocolate and spray over the white icing. Refrigerate and enjoy.