Saturday, April 17, 2010

Live Streaming Cooking Video On GeekWeek! Bacon Brownies With Bourbon Caramel Sauce!

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So here's my first ever live streaming cooking video for GeekWeek on Justin.TV!  For this live video, I made my famous Bacon Brownies With Bourbon Caramel Sauce to donate to the National Food Bloggers Bake Sale (taking place today at The Grove).  The video is about 35 minutes and includes the cooking demonstration.  I had a blast making it, but I'm not used to talking so much while I cook!  I'm sure it will get easier as I continue making videos, and I plan to pop onto the channel at least once a week with cooking demonstrations. 

Bacon Brownies with Bourbon Caramel Sauce
Makes 9 brownies

2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup sugar
1/2 lb bittersweet chocolate
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup thick cut bacon, chopped

bourbon caramel sauce:
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup bourbon
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup heavy cream

To make the bourbon caramel sauce, cook the sugar over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes or until golden brown and caremalized.  Add the bourbon and stir to combine.  Then, add the butter and cream and stir to combine.  Cook for another 10 minutes, or until the sauce comes together.

To make the bacon brownies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Cook the bacon in a saute pan over medium heat until crispy.  Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.

Whisk together the eggs, vanilla and sugar until smooth. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and butter, stirring to combine. Add it to the eggs/vanilla/sugar mixture and stir to combine. Then, sift together the flour and cocoa powder, and fold into the wet mixture.  Fold in the bacon.

Spread the batter into a parchment-lined 8 inch square pan.  Drizzle the caramel sauce over the top.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Let cool in the pan.  Cut into 2 inch squares (should yield 9 brownies).

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