The first brownies I made were Butterscotch Brownie Pinwheels. Make your favorite brownie batter and bake it for about 10-15 minutes in a thin layer (I used an 11x17x1" pan) You don't want to over bake these because they'll crack when you try to roll them (like I did my first try)
While it's still warm, you will then want to turn it out onto a clean kitchen towel that has been dusted with powdered sugar. Then roll it up, jelly roll style, starting with a long side and let it cool completely wrapped in the towel on a wire rack
It looks like a baking crime scene, no?
Carefully unroll the cooled brownie. Melt a 12oz bag of butterscotch baking chips with 2Tbs butter and spread this melted mixture into the cooled brownie. Sprinkle about 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts onto the butterscotch and then roll it back up. Let cool and set up again and cut it into 1/4" pinwheels
Next, I made "Merry Cherry Brownies"
Make a double batch of your favorite brownies and swirl this filling into the pan:
- 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped red or green maraschino cherries
- 2 teaspoons red or green maraschino cherry juice
- 1 egg
These are so tasty!
The next thing I did was rather twisted...I baked up a batch of brownies and dipped them into 24oz of melted semi sweet chocolate!
I couldn't leave well enough alone, so I added some holiday sprinkles on top! Talk about decadent!
I had one batch of brownies left over, so I sliced 'em up and dipped them into the same holiday sprinkles that I used on the chocolate covered ones
I have a feeling I'm going to have a lot more to shimmy the next time I have a belly dance performance!