Mother's Day is a bittersweet holiday for me. Of course I have Hayden and he has truly blessed my life in so many ways, but I will always miss my two boys that came before him, Sam and Jack. They made me a mother first, but it wasn't until Hayden that I actually got to experience motherhood. Knowing where I came from and knowing the heartache of losing a child is it hard for me to fully "celebrate" the day. I know there are so many women out there that are missing their children, women who are waiting to become mothers, and then there are children who no longer have their mom's with them on this Earth. To all you beautiful women out there, I wish you a peaceful and loving day. I'm going to spend my day in my pajamas, sipping coffee out of my "Proud Mom" mug and playing with my son. Happy Mother's Day!
As far as these brownies go, they were gone in a day. Chewy, chocolaty and spicy. If you're a fan of Mexican cocoa, you'll love these.
Mexican Chocolate Brownies from Monica H
- 4 oz. Mexican chocolate, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon espresso powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9-inch square dish with non-stick spray and set aside.
In a small bowl, combine the finely chopped chocolate and the oil. Heat in microwave 30 seconds and stir, Repeat for another 30 seconds until chocolate is melted and the two ingredients are combined. Do not heat for more than 90 seconds.
In a large bowl, combine the oil/chocolate mixture and the sugar. Stir the ingredients together then add the eggs, one at a time, beating until combined. Add the vanilla.
Stir in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and espresso powder. Mix until there are no traces of flour, but do not over mix.
Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean.
Allow to cool before serving.