9/19/08

Raspberry Truffle Brownies

Back in 2000 we were relocated again, this time about 1 1/2 hours from my parents. This meant we saw them a little more often, but it was also just 3 months before my Mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. When that happened I ended up spending even a little more time there of course and since reading is something I love to do I passed some of the time reading everything I could get my hands on.

She had a pile of old Country Woman magazines from 1990-1992 in a pile that she had received from my Grandmother (who received them from???) and I devoured them front to back. The photos, the stories... and the recipes!

This is one of the recipes featured in one of their old magazines. Luckily recipes like this never go out of style - not even 18 years later.


Raspberry Truffle Brownies


1/2 cup butter
1 1/4 cups chocolate chips
2 eggs
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon instant coffee in 2 tablespoons water (or just water)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup flour

Melt butter and chips together. Beat eggs with sugar. Add coffee and water. Combine baking powder and flour and add. Sprea in greased 9x9 pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350. Cool. Spread with filling.

Filling:
6 ounces chocolate chips, melted
8 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup seedless red raspberry jam

Mix and spread over. Drizzle with glaze. Chill. Store in the refrigerator.

Glaze:
1/4 cup chocolate chips melted with
1 teaspoon butter

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