June 20th, 2016
I have never photographed a recipe the first time I made it. . . . NEVER . . . Well, when I say never, I mean never until now! I usually have to make a recipe two or three times, adapting it and changing it each time, until I feel like it’s ready to be photographed. Sometimes after making a recipe four or more times and still not feeling satisfied with it, I’ll end up giving up on it and throwing it out. In fact, that’s exactly what happened with my orange roll recipe. I kept making it over and over trying to get it just right. I felt like the dough and the glaze were perfect, but I couldn’t get the filling right. Every time I revised the recipe and made it again, we had 48 orange rolls that were good but not great. I would freeze most of them, and it would take us several weeks to eat all of them. After eating approximately 237 orange rolls that weren’t perfect, I gave up and threw out my recipe. You won’t be finding any recipes for orange rolls on this blog. . . at least not for a long time.
Well, yesterday I tried out a new recipe. Of course I try out new recipes all the time—at least two or three every week. But I was really excited about this one. Even the name sounded wonderful. . . Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies! I love marshmallow and chocolate together. By the way, have you tried the Scotchmallow candies at See’s? They are my absolute favorite candy in the world. Anyway, I was hoping this brownie recipe with the marshmallows melted on top and then covered with chocolate frosting would be a winner. And yes indeedy, it sure is. My husband and I both love them, and after we had each eaten our first one, I stared at the remaining brownies. I couldn’t think of a single thing I wanted to do to change them. They were delicious just the way they were, and it occurred to me that I could photograph them right then. So I got my camera out and took these pictures.
If you like marshmallow and chocolate together like I do, you definitely need to give these a try. I’m sure glad I did.
Recipe by Six Sisters’ Stuff/Slightly Adapted by Winner Dinners
Makes about 18 brownies
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
2 teaspoons vanilla
1-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 10-ounce package miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat the oven to 350. Beat together the butter, sugar, and cocoa. Add the vanilla and then the 4 eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each one. Add the flour and salt and mix well. Spread the brownie batter on a large (10 x 15 x 1 inch) greased baking sheet. Bake for 22-25 minutes at 350. Remove from the oven and cover the entire top with the package of miniature marshmallows. Return to the oven for about 3 minutes, or until the marshmallows are soft and puffy. Cool and then frost with the chocolate frosting.
To make the chocolate frosting, combine the butter with the powdered sugar using a hand mixer. Add the remaining ingredients and continue mixing until smooth.