In the “Spirit” of the Kentucky Derby I really felt I needed to share this recipe today. It’s one of those better late than never moments. If you bake just one thing from scratch your whole life it should be a brownie. Unlike pies (see yesterday’s post) brownies are hard to mess up, very simple to make and waaaaay better from scratch.
As always use the best ingredients available. I highly recommend Cacao Di Pernigotti. When I saw it was made in Italy (you all know how proud I am of my Italian descent) I knew I needed to try it. I love it. In the Piedmont region of Italy the company has been in business since 1860. Made by the Dutch processed method the cocoa is rich and dark with a hint of vanilla–great pairing with some good old Kentucky bourbon. BTW–I don’t get paid for endorsing any products; I simply like to share some of my favorite finds with you. Now-go place your bets and bake some brownies!
* Do try Cacao Di Pernigotti unsweetened cocoa powder available at William-Sonoma. It’s made in ITALY!!!!!