{Wine Wednesday} Red wine chocolate fudge brownies

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Yes, you read that right: red wine chocolate fudge brownies. Don’t those sound great? YUM! I haven’t made these yet, but they’re for sure on my ‘to make’ list.

This recipes comes from a friend of mine named Lillie who writes Butter Me Up Brooklyn, an award-winning baking blog out of Brooklyn.

Butter Me Up Brooklyn's Red Wine Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Butter Me Up Brooklyn’s Red Wine Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Red Wine Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Makes one 8×8 pan

For the brownies:

  • 4 ounces (120 grams) semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) red wine
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (53 grams) sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) vanilla
  • 1/2 cup (62 grams) flour
  • 1/4 cup (25 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 grams) salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

For the glaze:

  • 2 ounces (60 grams) semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon (21 grams) butter
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) red wine
  • pinch of salt

Preheat the oven to 350. Butter an 8×8 pan and line with two sheets of parchment paper, then butter the parchment. Set aside.

Melt the chocolate and the butter together in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water, stirring occasionally until melted and smooth.

In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, sugars and vanilla. Whisk in the chocolate mixture and then the wine. Add the flour, cocoa powder and salt and stir until the batter is smooth and has thickened slightly. Fold in the chocolate chips, if using.

Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 15-20 minutes or until a tester comes out mostly clean with just a few crumbs attached. You may need to bake the brownies for a few minutes more, but set your timer for 15 minutes and then hang out in your kitchen for the last few minutes of baking time just to make sure they don’t over bake. An underbaked brownie is better than an overbaked one.

While the brownies are baking make the glaze. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over simmering water until melted. Add the butter, wine and salt and whisk until smooth. Pour the glaze over the warm brownies and spread it to the corners so the top is evenly coated.

Cool completely and cut into squares.

Stella & Dot visits Megan’s Island

The Megans (Look at all my baubles!)

The Megans (Look at all my baubles!)

You’ve probably heard of Stella & Dot, a “social selling company that creates flexible entrepreneurial opportunities for women.”  Take the idea of a Tupperware party and substitute boutique-style jewelry and accessories for containers. If you don’t personally know a “stylist” yet, then you’ll hopefully meet one soon and be invited to a party.

I personally know two stylists and this past weekend I hosted my — and her — very first party. Her name it Megan too, so I hope this doesn’t get too confusing.

Megan is a friend and colleague of mine and she just started “styling” for Stella & Dot. I was honored to be the guinea pig as she pimped out the line.

Here are some photos of the spread:

Megan Erb: Stella & Dot Stylist with the mostest

Megan Erb: Stella & Dot Stylist with the mostest

Stella & Dot goods. Ohhh! Awww!

Stella & Dot goods. Ohhh! Awww!

More Stella & Dot goods

More Stella & Dot goods

More Stella & Dot!

More Stella & Dot!

And the real spread: Meats, cheeses and wines:

The real spread

The real spread

What were my favorites?

Serenity earings

Serenity earings

Haley necklace

Haley necklace

Want to shop with the Megans? Use this link to check out the catalog and place an order. Check it out soon, since the holiday line made it’s debut TODAY! Happy shopping!