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Memorial Day Chocolate Coffee Brownies

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Whether you are celebrating Memorial Day home or away, these Chocolate Coffee Brownie Squares from my newly released book The Basic Arr of Coffee are easy to make and take with you..and besides.. who doesn’t love the euphoric effect of  chocolate and coffee together??

 

CHOCOLATE COFFEE BROWNIE SQUARES

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup butter

1/3 cup  sugar

1/4 cup dried  shredded coconut plus 1 tablespoon for topping

2 eggs

5 tablespoons milk

2 tablespoon espresso coffee

2 tablespoons dried instant coffee

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp baking powder

1 tblsp powdered sugar

2 tblsps unsweetened cocoa powder plus 2 tblsps for topping.

Blend butter and sugar with electric mixer till blended and butter is soft and creamy and sugar is well blended in. Add in eggs and 5 tblsps of milk. Place in sifter flour, cocoa, vanilla, baking powder. Mix till well blended, then put in coconut, powdered instant coffee, Stir till well blended. Preheat oven to 375 degrees, line square pan with parchment paper. Spread mixture in pan. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.

In a bowl mix 2 tblsps powdered cocoa, powdered sugar and hot espresso coffee and  blend together. When brownies are done, turn off oven heat, take out of oven, then place on topping and place back  in  still warm oven for 5 minutes. Take out and let cool for 5-10 minutes.

In another dish mix 2 tblsps shredded coconut with 2  tsps instant coffee powder. When brownies are cool, cut into squares and sprinkle with shredded coconut topping before serving.

A scoop of chocolate gelato, ice cream or frozen yogurt served on the side intensifies the WOW factor of this dessert!

 

Happy Memorial Day..have a safe and happy one!

For more great coffee recipes get your copy of The Basic Art of Coffee

http://www.amazon.com/Basic-Art-Coffee-Maria-Liberati/dp/1928911242/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1464435305&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Basic+Art+of+Coffee

 

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