Wednesday, July 25, 2007

I Want To Be A Browniebabe!

Myriam at Once Upon A Tart ( is hosting her monthly Browniebabes contest, and I figured now was as good a time as any to enter. I got my eye on the prize, baby! I want that Browniebabe apron! (Of course, I don't expect to win the first time I enter, but it's worth a shot!)

So, I had been thinking about making these brownies for a while now, I just didn't have the motivation to do them. Now, though, I do! I adapted Nigella Lawson's Brownie recipe from "How To Be A Domestic Goddess" (fresh out of its packaging last night!) and threw in my own little variations to create what you see: Lasagna Brownies! Here's the recipe:
-1 2/3 cups soft unsalted butter
-13 oz bittersweet chocolate (I actually used milk chocolate, because I LOVE milk chocolate)
-6 large eggs
-1 tbsp vanilla extract
-1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
-1 tsp salt
-1 1/3 cups chopped walnuts (I actually only used about half that, I don't like a whole lot of nuts in my brownies)
-One 10 oz bag of mini marshmallows
-6 to 10 sheets of phyllo pastry
-2/3 cup shaved white chocolate
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350F. Line or grease 13" x 9" x 2 1/2" pan (sides also). Melt butter and chocolate together (I used the bowl over a boiling pot of water method) until smooth and creamy. In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the vanilla and sugar. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour and salt. Once the chocolate has cooled a bit, beat it into the eggs until smooth. Add the nuts, then the flour mixture. Pour 1/3 of the mixture into the bottom of the pan, sprinkle with 1/3 of the marshmallows and layer on between 3 and 5 sheets of phyllo pastry. Repeat two more times. Once the final layer is put on (there should be two layers of phyllo, ending with the marshmallows on top) sprinkle the shredded white chocolate on top. Bake for 45-60 minutes in center of oven until marshmallows are a golden brown and a toothpick entered into the center comes out clean.

These turned out really well! A lot better than I thought they would. They were super messy to cut up, but so gooey and delicious. They were especially good with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream. My brother and E couldn't get enough, and the folks at work raved about them. I love it when that happens! I know it may sound odd, but Lasagna Brownies are oh-so-tasty! Go Browniebabes!



myriam said...

hi megan. oh i just love everything with marshmallows in it. even better if its a brownie! thanks for joining browniebabes! myriam

breadchick said...

Well if I was on the judging panel (and if Myriam needs anyone to make all the recipes, taste them, and decide...I'm her gal!) I think these would be hard pressed to be beat!!

Mehgan said...

Wow! Thank you! I really appreciate the feedback, I worked pretty hard on these bad boys, so hopefully *fingers crossed* it pays off, lol!