When I came across this recipe for German Chocolate Brownies, I knew I had to try it for him.
German Chocolate BrowniesCrust:
12 oz. pecans halves
2/3 C brown sugar
1/2 stick butter, melted
2 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9x13" baking dish.
Chop pecans in a food processor until very fine. Dump into another bowl and mix with brown sugar, melted butter, and vanilla. Spread and press down in baking dish. Bake for about 15 minutes (it will probably come out of the oven still bubbling and smelling delicious!).
9x13" boxed brownie mix
eggs, water, and oil as directed on package
While the crust is baking, mix together the brownie batter. Pour over baked crust and return to oven; bake as directed.
3 egg yolks
1 C sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick butter, softened
1 C heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 C pecan pieces
2 C shredded coconut
In mixer, combine egg yolks, sugar, and salt. Mix in softened butter until combined. Slowly add the heavy cream; stir in vanilla. Pour into a saucepan and cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes, stirring often, until you reach about 180 degrees. It should coat the back of a spoon. Pour into a bowl to let it cool, then stir in the pecans and coconut. Allow brownies and topping to cool; spread topping on brownies.
Hubby's verdict: Everything there is to love about German Chocolate cake without having to endure the really dry cake. =)
Try it and tell me how it turns out. It's a repeat recipe for our house.