brownie mushrooms.

I accidentally just turned around the title and typed "mushroom brownies"... hm, that does not sound too appealing.

"Brownie Mushrooms" however, is a totally different story. Not only does it sound tasty, they also are tasty and possible the cutest things you've ever seen.

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I was in search of a chocolate themed recipe for a fun little project called " Post aus meiner Küche ", which basically translates to "Mail from my kitchen". Three German bloggers created a platform, where people with a crazy passion for baking, and who's friends cannot stand the sight of yet another cake, can find partners in crime. Everyone gets assigned one person they bake/make something sweet for. Then, within a specific week, all the goodies are sent out and people are waiting for pretty packages with even prettier content. Really fun!

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This month's assignment, you guessed it, was chocolate. I basically went with a simple Chocolate Tart recipe and used a mini muffin pan instead. So easy and delicious.

 

Brownie Mushrooms

100 g bittersweet chocolate

100g butter

100g sugar

2-3 eggs

40 g cocoa powder

2 tbsp flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

Melt chocolate and butter over low heat or in a double broiler. After removing from heat whisk in sugar and eggs. Add vanilla extract. Sift in cocoa, flour and salt and mix until smooth.

Bake at 190°C for 8-10 minutes, depending on how soft you like them to be. I like really soft centers, so I took them out after 8 minutes.

Serve right out of the oven with vanilla ice cream and banana slices or send by post in an empty egg carton lined with parchment paper. Totally up to you.

In any case, enjoy!

*just FYI, the pics are from my first batch, that I left in the oven slightly too long, about 12 minutes. I sent out the second, unpictured batch, don't you worry "PostausmeinerKüche" partner.