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  • Liza’s Brownies

Liza’s Brownies

Food | October 31, 2017 | Nik Manojlovich
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Toronto’s acclaimed Liza Hardoon from TO GO Catering offers us the ultimate treat; let’s hear it for LIZA’S BROWNIES.

TO GO CATERING in Toronto always delivers extremely tasty, perfectly prepared food. Liza and I have worked together for years, and I’ve always admired her methods. She and her staff are a jovial bunch of seasoned professionals who live the company’s philosophy on food – freshly prepared. It’s no surprise then that her famous, highly sought brownies are often requested.

I can’t say too much about the recipe since I’ve left this one to the experts. There is one optional ingredient: nuts. I asked Liza about including them, and she said you can if you wish, suggesting a cup of chopped pecans or walnuts. I couldn’t decide between the two, so I prepared them with half a cup of each.

I will tell you this – we were halfway through making the recipe and shooting the video when I started thinking, “Oh my gosh, this is totally fabulous! I’m going to make them again next weekend.” All that before I’d even baked them! Just goes to show, every great treat begins with a stellar recipe.

Now, if you’d like to serve this treat in a more decadent fashion, why not prepare our HOMEMADE VANILLA ICE CREAM and then add a little scoop right before you serve. A hot chocolate or caramel sauce would also work perfectly with this – just saying!

If you have an upcoming event or special occasion and you’d like to reach out to Liza and her team, give them a shout – your guests, and taste buds, will thank you. You can reach Liza at (416) 921-1717.

Richly flavoured, chocolatey and wonderfully dense, give LIZA’S BROWNIES a try. Oh, such lovely treats!

Ingredients & Amounts

  • ½ pound of sweet butter (2 sticks)
  • 8 ounces of dark chocolate (70% cacao or greater)
  • 4 extra large eggs
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of chopped nuts (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter or spray an 8” x 8” metal baking pan and line with parchment.
  2. Melt chocolate and butter over a double boiler. Stir until smooth and let cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Beat eggs and sugar until a light lemon colour, about 5 minutes. Add vanilla extract followed by cooled chocolate to the egg mixture and fold in nuts if using. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes.
  4. Cool in pan, then refrigerate for 6-24 hours. Lift out of pan, discard parchment and cut into 16 pieces.
  5. Note: These treats are also delicious if frozen and eaten straight out of the freezer.

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