Tuesday, September 9, 2008

fall recipe!

This fall, I really want to incorporate some new recipes into my life. I want to bake a bunch, learn to make pumpkin pie, and I want Andrew to join in on the fun as well. He is such a good helper in the kitchen and he is always asking me if we can bake cookies! So I thought I would scout some yummy recipes that I want to try this season and share them with you! I am on Martha Stewart's website all the time getting inspiration for one thing or another, and her fall harvest recipes look a-m-a-z-i-n-g. I have tried some Martha recipes and while they are sometimes a little more involved than I would prefer, they are usually well worth it. I will be posting more of them as the days go by, but here is the first one that caught my eye... Pumpkin Swirl Brownies! Um, yum.

Also, my friend over at Raising Allikaye had a fun idea to share our favorite fall recipes with each other. Wonderful idea, and I hope some of you also get to try this new recipe!! :)

Makes 16
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for pan
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups solid-pack pumpkin
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts or other nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-inch square baking pan or dish. Line bottom of pan with parchment paper; butter lining. Melt chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally until smooth. Whisk together flour, baking powder, cayenne, and salt in a large bowl; set aside. Put sugar, eggs, and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; beat until fluffy and well combined, 3 to 5 minutes. Beat in flour mixture. Divide batter between two medium bowls (about 2 cups per bowl). Stir chocolate mixture into one bowl. In other bowl, stir in pumpkin, oil, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Transfer half of chocolate batter to prepared pan smoothing top with a rubber spatula. Top with half of pumpkin batter. Repeat to make one more chocolate layer and one more pumpkin layer. Work quickly so batters don't set. With a small spatula or a table knife, gently swirl the two batters to create a marbled effect. Sprinkle with nuts. Bake until set, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into 16 squares.


Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Yum! I am going to try and post a few of my favorite recipes over at Blissfully Domestic, on the Seasonal Nesters group forum. I love anything pumpkin!

Happy day,

Allikaye's Mama said...

Are you serious!! Those brownies are looking SSOSOSOSO GOOD! I want them now! Thanks for being my first recipe friend!! Yaya!

Polka Dot Moon said...

Oh yum!!! I'm definately going to try them :) Thanks for sharing!


Cecilia said...

Mmm,looks delicious! I want to make this too!

Just me.....Shelly said...

Oh yeah, baby! THat one's going into the "favorites"!! yum yum!!

Amy said...

Oh great, Now I'm going to have to leave my house today- I have to try these... and I don't have all the ingredients!

These look delicious!

a boy, a girl and a pug said...

oh yum! I'm so going to have to try those out.

MMW said...

I've never tried chocolate with pumpkin. This looks AMAZING. Thanks ms. Holly.

ReFabulous said...

These look AMAZING.... I'm a big pumpkin fan. I'm saving this recipe for sure!

Beverly said...

Yummo! I want one right now.

I shared a pumpkin dessert recipe yesterday.

amanda said...

oh be still my heart!! how yummy do those look??

going to check the cabinets now to see if i have everything i need to make them :)

thanks for sharing!!

ps - love all your etsy blogs too. i think i might be addicted!!

Jeanne said...

Holly, that sounds so good. I have never heard of this one, so it sparks my interest. This is the time of year that I like to cook and bake. Fall is my favorite time of the year.
Children love helping mommy in the kitchen. Have fun.

Hugs, Jeanne.

eRiCa said...

sounds divine. I'm so going to be whipping some of these up. I posted a fall comfort food on my blog today as well...I love this season.

Elise said...

Sounds yummy!! I just posted a pumpkin bread recipe over at my blog.

Justine Skye said...

OOOH! If I sub the butter for margarine I will get to eat these delicious looking things! I'm making them this weekend!

Justine said...

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