Rich Expresso Brownie Bars
Rich Expresso Brownie Bars recipe
unsweetened, 3 sq
semi-sweet, 2 sq, null, null
or walnuts, coarsely chopped, toasted, optional
|Cream cheese topping|
coffee flavor, such as kahlua
semi-sweet, 1 sq, null, null
BROWNIE: Melt chocolate squares and shortening over hot water, cool. Beat 2 whole eggs, 1 egg yolk and sugar on highest speed of electric mixer for 5 minutes. Fold in chocolate mixture and remaining ingredients.
Pour into greased and floured 13 X 9 inch pan; chill for 30 minutes.
CREAM CHEESE TOPPING: Combine cream cheese, icing sugar, instant coffee, liqueur, whole egg and the remaining egg white.
Beat at lowest speed of electric mixer until well blended. Spread over batter in pan. Melt chocolate square and oil; cool to room temperature. Pipe chocolate in lines, ¾ inch apart horizontally down length of pan.
Using toothpick, start from bottom corner of pan and draw it back and forth at ½ inch intervals vertically to create "feather effect".
Bake at 325F for 30 minutes or until cream cheese mixture is set. Cool. Cut into bars or squares. Store any leftover bars in refrigerator.