Four days until the release of A Taste of You, and I brought you a tasty treat – Valentina’s brownie recipe!
“Did your mama help you make these?”
“Well, I started with one of her recipes,” Valentina admitted, “but I changed it. And she suggested the chocolate, but she let me make a bunch of batches one day so I could try different kinds and taste them all at once. We labeled everything and made notes.”
“What chocolate did you use?”
“Bittersweet. I kept the wrapper so I can remember the name when we go to the store.”
“And the peppers?”
“Serrano. I made some with chipotle, too. Jalapeño was too hot if it wasn’t chopped really fine, and I like the little pieces of pepper.”
“Your mother let you dice the peppers?”
“I can’t use the sharp knives unless she is with me. She has to stand with me and watch, not just be in the kitchen. Is it any good, Uncle Garrett?”
Valentina puts chopped chilies in her brownie – which is something I love. You can add chilies to almost any brownie recipe. In addition to the little kick of heat, they really enhance the chocolate flavor. I have two go-to brownie recipes. This recipe makes a rich, fudgie brownie. Like Valentina, I usually put serrano peppers in mine and I like bittersweet chocolate.
BROWNIES with CHILIES RECIPE