Two medical students here, using our time in our tiny kitchens as little islands of sanity in our lives (mostly baking, some cooking). After Elyse had to endure sitting next to me day after day, lecture after lecture as I clicked through food blog after food blog – we decided – why not start one? (Thanks to our lovely English major friend for the naming of said blog!)
Elyse gets to use her college photography skills, Sam gets to use her deep inner fat child, and we both get to share our love of these beautiful culinary creations that we like to call – Baked Goods!
So for our first entry we wanted to try something from a blog that Sam is personally obsessed with. What blog you ask? Well the Blue Eyed Baker’s of course! (http://www.blueeyedbakers.com). They may have replaced Sam’s fanatical obsession of the lovely Giada de Laurentiis or even the sisters of Georgetown Cupcakes.
Being caffeine dependent medical students – what better recipe to start with than these decadent espresso brownies? (There is no better recipe – rhetorical question). These beautiful creations were adapted a bit from the original blue eyed recipe by replacing half the chocolate chips with white chocolate and we coated them with a dusting of confectioner’s sugar
Ahhhh!! the beautiful scene of powdered sugar cascading down a moonscape of chocolate ooey-gooey-goodness!
How did we make these babies you ask? well ask no further! (but please don’t forget the original geniuses: BEB)
Better than Coffee Brownies
2 cups dark brown sugar
1 ½ sticks (¾ cups) unsalted butter
2 tablespoons instant espresso coffee
2 eggs, room temperature
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
6 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips, 6 ounces white chocolate chips