Mascarpone Frosted Brownies

Serves:
9x9 pan
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Ingredients

Brownie (adapted from Mr. Bittman. This makes a very rich brownie)

8 Tablespoons butter
3-4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, roughly chopped
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 Teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
A Pinch of salt

Mascarpone Frosting (Giada's version looks like a huge improvement on mine.)

3 ounces cream cheese, room temp
1/3 Cup mascarpone cheese, room temp
6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temp
3 Tablespoons honey
1/2 Cup chopped walnuts (not sure how this would work for a brownie frosting, but could give it some great texture.)

Directions

1) Combine the chocolate and butter in a bowl or saucepan and put it on low heat. Use a metal bowl and then set it on some boiling water to melt everything slowly.

2) Once the chocolate and butter is melted, slowly mix in the sugar and eggs until everything is combined well.

3) Slowly add your flour and then spread it all out in a buttered 9 X 9 pan.

4) Whip the cheeses together with the butter until everything is light and airy.

5) Cook the brownies without the mascarpone on them. Bake for 18-20 minutes at 350. Ideally though a toothpick would come out pretty clean from the center.

6) Cool the browning before frosting (sticking them in the oven for 30 minutes would work)!

7) Frost the brownies and enjoy!