It’s Hatch Chili Time again in Phoenix so I have to come up with more ways to use Hatch Chili Peppers. Here are my fudgy Brownies that I added some fire roasted hatch chilies too and added some peach to counter the heat. For a little added taste and texture I topped the brownies with just a Tablespoon of Turbinado Sugar and just a Tablespoon of Salted Roasted Pepitas. The brownies are moist with a great deep chocolatey flavor with heat and sweet and more! If you can handle a little heat and you like chocolate then you should love the brownies. BTW- they are super easy to prepare.
Ingredients for around 18 servings
4 oz unsweetened butter
10 oz 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon course sea salt
3 large eggs – beaten
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
1/4 cup fire roasted charred hatch chili peppers – stem and seeds removed – chopped
1 large ripe white peach – pit and stem removed – cube the peach
non – stick spray (either canola or vegetable)
1 Tablespoon turbinado sugar (to finish brownies with)
1 Tablespoon pepitas (pumpkin seeds) – roasted with sea salt
Turn oven on to 350 degree F
Use an oblong cake pan that is around 12 1/4 inch by 8 1/4 inch in size and spray the pan with non-stick spray.
Put a small fry pan on medium heat and melt the butter. When the butter is melted add the chocolate chips and stir. Shut off the heat and take the fry pan off the burner. Stir again and set the pan to the side. Doesn’t matter if the chips aren’t all melted yet.
In a large mixing bowl add the sugars, flour, baking powder, salt, beaten eggs and vanilla and hand stir till 1/2 mixed. Now stir in the butter/chocolate mixture. Stir. Add the peppers and the peach and gently stir. Pour into sprayed pan and top by sprinkling the turbinado and pepitas across the surface of the brownies.
Put in the oven for about 25 minutes or until the center feels just cooked.
After 25 minutes mine came out like this.
I let the brownies rest and set on the counter for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes they were still warm and ready to serve.
We got a FORKING WINNER here!
These brownies are smooth, rich and moist with that just right chocolate flavor. The Hatch Chili peppers, peach go well with the rich brownie. A little crunch from the turbinado sugar and salted pepitas add another layer and texture that makes the brownie more interesting and not too sweet.
Better than many of the desserts I eat out!