Monday, November 14, 2016

Super Moon Blue Cheese Brownies

Last night and tonight the Earth is experiencing a really spectacular astronomical event--the Super Moon. A super moon appears bigger and brighter in the night sky than usual, and we haven't had one for nearly 70 years. Super moon is a non-technical term for a moon that turns full at the same time it hits perigee — the point on its orbit when it is closest to Earth.

Given that we were all told at some time in our lives that the 'Moon is Made of Cheese,' I think this recipe for Blue Cheese Brownies is perfect to celebrate this extraordinary Super Moon. This recipe for Blue Cheese Brownies is adapted from Mandy at Monetize Your Vision.

Super Moon Blue Cheese Brownies

8 ounces good quality dark chocolate (65-80% cacao), chopped
16 Tbsp butter
3/4 cup of good quality blue cheese (I use Rogue or Humboldt or Cowgirl Creamery)
3 medium eggs
2 cups caster/fine sugar (not confectioners sugar)
1/3 cup good quality DARK cocoa powder
1 cup of all purpose flour
1 1/2 level tsp of baking powder

Melt chocolate, blue cheese, and butter in saucepan over saucepan of simmering hot water. Set aside to cool slightly.
Whisk eggs with sugar and mix with cooled chocolate, blue cheese, and butter mixture.
Sift and stir in cocoa and flour.
Pour mixture into greased parchment (or waxed paper) lined baking pan.
Bake for 35 minutes at 350.
COOL (totally) on rack before taking out or they will totally fall apart.
When cooled, ease around the edges with a knife and cut.

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