Chocolate Chipotle Brownies
Risa Golding
This Dish Featured on
TV Food Network Special

Ingredients

3/4 cup butter or margarine
6 oz semi sweet chocolate -- broken into sm pc
3 oz unsweetened chocolate
3 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp chipotle powder
1/2 tsp cayenne powder
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup raisins -- soaked overnight in beer
1/2 cup hazelnuts -- toasted & chopped
confectioners' sugar -- for garnish

Preparation

Combine the chocolate and butter in a heavy bottomed pan and cook over low heat just until chocolate melts. Cool. Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl until they start to thicken. Add the sugars. Continue beating until the mixture is light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla and chocolate mixture. Lightly toast the spices in a skillet over low heat, stirring often. DO NOT LET THEM BURN! Combine the spices and flour in a bowl with a whisk. Gently stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Gently add the raisins and hazelnuts, stirring just until combined. Don't overmix.

Pour the mixture into a greased and floured 9" round pan. Bake in a 350F oven just until set 25-30 minutes. Cool in the pan. Turn out and cut into wedges. If desired, dust with confectioners' sugar and serve with vanilla ice cream.

Notes:Combine the chocolate and butter in a heavy bottomed pan and cook over low heat just until chocolate melts. Cool. Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl until they start to thicken. Add the sugars. Continue beating until the mixture is light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla and chocolate mixture. Lightly toast the spices in a skillet over low heat, stirring often. DO NOT LET THEM BURN! Combine the spices and flour in a bowl with a whisk. Gently stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Gently add the raisins and hazelnuts, stirring just until combined. Don't overmix.

Pour the mixture into a greased and floured 9" round pan. Bake in a 350F oven just until set 25-30 minutes. Cool in the pan. Turn out and cut into wedges. If desired, dust with confectioners' sugar and serve with vanilla ice cream.

Notes:
* I put the butter and chocolate in a microwaveable dish and melted them together on HIGH for a few seconds at a time until the chocolate was melted. I stirred them together. Then completed the recipe.

* I put the butter and chocolate in a microwaveable dish and melted them together on HIGH for a few seconds at a time until the chocolate was melted. I stirred them together. Then completed the recipe.


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