You have been invited to a potluck dinner and you have forgotten that you offered to bring dessert. Multiple choice question:
Thankfully, I think that this recipe will help, no matter what option you picked. This recipe is simple and easy to make, doesn’t have hard to find ingredients, and most people in the world love brownies. I’m not a chocolate lover, but even I love brownies!
Here are a few tips:
- Instead of the cognac you could use Kahlua, dark rum, or bourbon, or plain brewed coffee for a non-alcoholic option.
- To replace espresso powder you could use instant coffee granules, or omit it altogether in both the brownie batter and the frosting. If you omit it, your brownies will just be chocolate brownies with no coffee flavor.
- There is no need to go get superfine sugar for the frosting, regular granulated sugar will work fine. It will take longer for it to dissolve, so just make sure that all the sugar is dissolved when you heat up the mixture.
Get the magic espresso brownies recipe on Food 52. And in case you are wondering, the only magic in these brownies is the espresso powder. There is no other magic ingredient going on in this recipe! There is a more detailed explanation of the reason behind the name in the comments at the link above.