I've previously mentioned that for my "survival job" I am a promotional model-and I largely do liquor promotions. For once, I brought my work home with me. One day I was doing a tasting for the, newly released, Patron XO Cafe Dark Cocoa Coffee Liqueur with dark chocolate and made with Patron Silver tequila. As I was giving recommendations to consumers for what they could use the liqueur for, I had an epiphany!
I had seen a million chocolate recipes (cake, brownies, etc.) that had some coffee added, just to intensify the chocolate flavor. And I knew I'd seen brownie recipes with liquor in them before. So, I decided, then and there, I was going to make brownies using Patron XO Cafe Dark Cocoa.
I told everyone I spoke with that day. They were all very jealous. They wanted me to bring them those brownies.
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 3 oz. chocolate of your choice (anything from unsweetened to semi-sweet would work)
- 2 cups granulated sugar (this is very sweet, you can reduce sugar if you like)
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup flour (I used all-purpose. Maybe whole wheat would work?)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup liqueur of choice (I used Patron XO Cafe Dark Cocoa. You can also use Bailey's or whatever else you think would taste good!)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Melt butter and chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Cream the melted chocolate/butter mixture.
- Add sugar and vanilla and beat until "fluffy" (about 2 minutes).
- Beat in eggs, one at a time.
- Add flour and stir until just combined.
- Stir in liqueur.
- Pour into a greased baking dish (you can use 9 x 13 or 10 x 10, or some other size-use your judgement)
- Bake 35-45 minutes, until just barely done.
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