Glad to be back catching up on WordPress again after a bizarre start to winter….started out very fine with a joyful pre-Christmas holiday visit up North with family. Then things started to disintegrate. First it was a minor return travel woe when the tugs on our plane failed and resulted in missing the connecting flight to Key West and forcing an overnight layover in Charlotte, NC. But all seemed well as we arrived home in time to do some Christmas dinner shopping and decorate the tree the day before Christmas Eve. Accomplished food shopping and then put the lights on the tree and pulled out the decorations. Even got half of my forty-two Christmases worth of ornament collecting on the tree and then it hit me like the proverbial ton of bricks…that severe fatigue one gets from impending illness. Went to bed hoping to feel better the next morning. Awoke Christmas Eve to my husband and I with full-blown “Key West Crud”, a severe respiratory virus that has no fever but, a whole lot of other nastiness that made us completely miss the entire holiday season, Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day and beyond! All in all about a month we were sick.
Happily, we are back hale and hearty.
Even felt well enough try out my twist on Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownies for SuperBowl Sunday. Turned out pretty yummy, too. Hope everyone is having a happy and healthy 2017 🎉
Salted Caramel Layered Brownies
For The Brownies:
• 1 Box of Fudge Brownie Mix for a 9×13-inch pan, plus box indicated ingredients OR your favorite homemade brownies, cooled
For The Bailey’s Frosting:
• ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
• ⅓ cup Baileys Salted Caramel Irish Cream
• 3 cups powdered sugar
For The Bailey’s Ganache:
• ¾ cup Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate chips
• 2 tablespoons heavy cream
• ½ cup Bailey’s Salted Caramel Irish Cream
Prepare brownies according to package OR your favorite plain fudge brownie recipe directions. Cooled completely in pan.
Beat butter on medium speed until fluffy. Add in Baileys and mix well.
Add powdered sugar a little at a time until completely incorporated. Beat until soft and fluffy.
Spread over brownies and refrigerate while making the Bailey’s ganache.
Combine Bailey’s and heavy cream in a sauce pan over medium high heat. Bring just to a boil and immediately pour over chocolate chips. Let sit 5 minutes without stirring.
Whisk until smooth and spread over frosted brownies.
Let sit at room temperature about 30 minutes. Refrigerate until set. Cut into small squares as these yummy brownies are very rich and a little bit boozy 😋