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Queen of Tarts Chocolate Brownies With Ganache

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Servings: 24
Categories: Brownies / Chocolate / Cookies / Desserts / Nuts

2  c  Unsalted butter
4  oz  Unsweetened chocolate
2  c  Sugar
1  c  Flour
2  ts  Baking powder
1  tb  Cinnamon
1  tb  Dry instant coffee
4    Eggs, beaten
1  tb  Vanilla
1  c  Walnuts or pecans
    -----GANACHE FROSTING-----
8  oz  Semisweet chocolate
1/2  c  Cream
8  tb  Unsalted butter

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.

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