Cabernet Ganache Swirled Brownies! Chocolate and Cabernet come together at last in brownie form! Rich, chocolaty and decadent!
It’s been a long time since I posted a chocolate recipe. Like too long. And it’s been even longer since I posted a brownie recipe. And since brownies are so meant to be enjoyed on a Friday… I made us brownies. Chocolate. Wine. Brownie. Yup, this just screams Friday!
When I came across up this recipe earlier in the week, it struck a chord with my inner chocolate and wine cravings… and I needed the pair to be together like something fierce.
So I made brownies. With wine, plus Cabernet.
TO Make These Cabernet Ganache Swirled Brownies:
- unsalted butter, divided
- unsweetened chocolate, evenly chopped
- granulated sugar
- pure vanilla extract
- cabernet sauvignon wine
- all-purpose flour
- baking powder
- baking soda
- kosher salt
- semi-sweet chocolate chips
But first, the ever dreaded line-the-13×9-baking-pan step. Do it, get it over with and move on.
You’ll need 4 ounces of unsweetened chocolate. No matter the brand… just matter the unsweetenedness.
Chop it up all purty and uniform like.
Toss it into a sauce pan with 3/4 cup of unsalted butter. Butter and chocolate… I could stop here… but then I’d miss the wine. Ummmm yeah no thanks.
I melted the two together over low heat just until they are smoooooooooth and silky.
See the silkiness?
To the melted buttery-chocolate I added in 2 cups of granulated sugar.
And one by one I added in 3 large eggs, whisking after each egg.
Eeeek! Then comes the wiiiiiiine. Pour in a 1/2 cup of Cabernet. Then fill your glass back up and sip… and sip…. and sip.
Add in a teaspoon of vanilla and scootch off to the side.
Then in a large bowl, I combined the cup of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon of both baking soda and kosher salt.
I then poured that drunken chocolate into the dry ingredients.
There will be a few lumps… but don’t worry about those!
Spread 2/3 of the brownie batter into your prepared pan and just move right on to the wine ganache! Yup you heard ME… wine ganache!!
I started by adding 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter to a small sauce pan…
Then 3/4 of a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks.
And then three tablespoons more of Cabernet.
I stirred this over low heat until melt-y and smooth.
I spooned it all over the top of the brownie batter…
Before adding the rest of the batter over THAT.
Smoothed it all out…
Then I took a knife and did some swirls.
I may have gone overboard… so only go two or three turns through the pan.
See… I sort of lost the whole swirl effect. Bummer.
Bake. Cool. Cut. Divide. Devour.
I think you’ll love these Cabernet Ganache Swirled Brownies as much as I do!
And drink these fudgy wine-infused brownies with a glass of Cab.
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