Saturday, April 13, 2013

Faux Vanilla Almond Creme Fraiche over Brownies and Strawberries

Faux Vanilla Almond Creme Fraiche over Brownies &Strawberries - Easy Life Meal & Party PlanningMy sister made the most chewy, gooey brownies which set off my sweet tooth. This time of year its Florida’s Strawberry season and the thought of brownies and strawberries topped with some crème fraiche just made me twitch. We had the brownies and strawberries, but no ingredients to make creme fraiche. So I put together what I had  in the frig and it was delicious.

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Faux Vanilla Almond Creme Fraiche
4 oz. - Light Cream Cheese, softened
1 tsp. - Vanilla
1/8 tsp. - Almond Extract
1/4 cup more or less - Half n Half, fat free
Mix Cream Cheese, Vanilla and Almond together. Slowly pour in Half n Half until desired creaminess. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Best Brownies

4 oz. unsweetened chocolate baking squares
¾ cup butter
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup flour
1 t. vanilla extract
1/8 t. salt

Preheat oven to 350. Use an 8 or 9 inch baking pan. Spray bottom of pan with baking spray or grease and flour.

Microwave chocolate squares and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl for 1 ½ - 2 minutes or until melted and smooth. Whisk in granulated and brown sugars. Add eggs, 1 at a time, whisking just until blended after each egg. Whisk in flour, vanilla, and salt. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake uncovered, at 350 for 40-44 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cool before cutting.

Easy Ganache Frosting

1 cup chocolate chips
4 T. whipping cream

Microwave chips and whipping cream in a small microwave-safe bowl for 1 to 2 minutes or until melted. Stir until smooth. Pour over brownies and spread.

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  1. Yummy!! Thanks for sharing with Simple Supper Tuesday.

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