And now for something absolutely different.
I stole this recipe from the costumer I worked for when in grad school. He was a fantastic designer and an excellent cook. Whenever we had a dress parade (a parade of all the costumes in the show) he would work us extra hard, but he would always bring in a huge pan of what he called Killer Brownies. To die for.
Like I said, I kind of stole this, just by asking what was in them. I wasn’t given exact proportions, so over the years I’ve improvised and what I have now is delicious! So moist (because of the Amaretto) they melt in your mouth! If you want a ginormous batch, just double everything.
1 pkg brownie mix (can be the ultra good mix, or the .99 basic mix) I think my costumer actually made them from scratch, but I take this short cut and no one’s complained so far.
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (or more if you like nuts)
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup Amoretto di Saronno liqueur (more or less. If you use more, decrease amount of water in brownie mix instructions.)
Prepare brownie mix as called for on package. Add additional ingredients and bake as called for on package. You may need to cook them a little longer so the liquid will be absorbed. Check doneness with a toothpick. When it comes out clean, brownies are ready to cool and eat.
Try these on a romantic evening picnic for two, add even more Amoretto in your glass, and go watch the submarine races in the back yard. 🙂
Leave me a comment listing your favorite brownie add-in and I’ll throw your name into the hat for a copy of Betrothal. 🙂