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Chili Brownies

My friend (she does not want me to share their name) makes the best brownies. I love them, and I do not make them because I may eat them all, haha, seriously, they are so good! This brownie recipe makes a quarter-sheet (9 by 13 inch cookie sheet). Serves: 12 large pieces Ingredients 8 oz lb melted unsalted butter 8 oz lb melted chocolate 4 eggs 1 cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar (PACK BROWN SUGAR) 1 cup AP flour 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (to make chili brownies) Method Add butter (FIRST) and then chocolate chips to a bain marie. Melt until chocolate is just melted. Set aside. Meanwhile, beat eggs with sugar. Pour chocolate mixture...

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Valentine's Day - Saffron Creme Brulee

  A French classic dessert, Creme brulee translates to ‘burnt cream’ and is a custard topped with caramelized sugar. Although traditionally, it is made with vanilla bean, I enjoy various versions of creme brulee, and one of my versions includes infusing creme brulee with the warm scented flavor of saffron, and a hint of cardamom.. The first time I had this creme brulee, it was at Taj hotel in Mumbai, India. I have always been a fan of creme brulee, and this was an interesting twist. As time does its magic, the deep golden color of saffron beautifully infuses into the creme brulee. Saffron is a warm spice, and is an aphrodisiac, so this is a perfect recipe for your...

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