I have a question about the recipe "Alice Medrich's Best Cocoa Brownies" from Genius Recipes. Has anyone tried these with some chili powder or cayenne and if so how much would you use?
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Just in case anyone else was curious about this, I wanted to share that Jillian Bernardini weighed in on this question over in the recipe comments and said: "When I used about a teaspoon and a half for Dorie Greenspan's cocoa shortbread cookies, I could taste the aftermath of the heat. in a good way though!"
genny, yes and yes. i have also used espresso powder and medium coarsely ground black pepper. Measurements of cayenne/chili powder? 1/2 tsp ,mix,taste; repeat til you like it.I let the batter ripen for a day on the counter, taste and adjust before putting in the pan and baking.
I like to add chipotle powder and cinnamon to brownies. For this recipe, maybe 1/2-3/4 tsp chipotle and 1/4-1/2 tsp cinnamon?
Thanks you guys! I really appreciate it!I love a little spice in my brownies and other chocolate stuff. :) Although, I made these after I posted the question and these were wonderful!!!
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