These Irish Coffee Brownies should come with a warning label! They’re rich in flavor and moist in texture and it’s hard to stop at just one.
I remembered this brownie recipe this past week as I was thumbing through dessert recipes. I had an unshakable urge for a sweet and decided it was time to bake. Although I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, when it does show up, I want something decadent and indulgent. These Irish Coffee Brownies met both my requirements.
Baking is very much a science and takes a lot more patience than I’m used to. However, for me there is something quite therapeutic about baking. I turn up the music, usually Vivaldi when the clouds are low and it’s a cold rain outside, light some candles around the house to set the mood and then bask in the solace of the kitchen.
Although I love to sample my baking project, I don’t always need to eat them. Just the mere exercise of taking the time to bake something delicious feeds my hungry soul.
Irish Coffee Brownies are a delicious way to make the winter weekend just a little sweeter.
Delicious Wishes and Loads of Love to ya!
- 2 sticks butter
- 1 cup good quality dark cocoa powder
- 1 ½ tablespoons instant espresso
- 4 tablespoons Irish Whiskey
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups flour
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 -2 tablespoons Bailey’s Irish Cream
Using a good quality cocoa powder is key to making these brownies, as some cocoa powders can have a bitter taste.