Queen of Tarts Chocolate Brownies With Ganache
Dry instant coffee
Walnuts or pecans
In a saucepan over very low heat, melt butter and chocolate. (This
can also be done in the microwave on low power.) Blend thoroughly.
In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, baking powder, cinnamon,
instant coffee, beaten eggs and vanilla. Stir to blend. Add
chocolate mixture and nuts. Stir to blend. Pour into a greased
9x13x2" baking dish. Bake at 350 F. for 35 to 45 minutes. _Do not
overbake_. Brownies should be moist and chewy. Cool in pan, then
place in refrigerator until chilled. Frost after chilling.
To make frosting: In a saucepan over very low heat, heat chocolate and
cream until chocolate has melted. (This can be done in the microwave
on low power.) Cut butter into small chunks. Add to chocolate
mixture. Stir until butter is melted.
Remove brownies from refrigerator; pour on frosting. Spread
immediately. Return to refrigerator until ganache has set.