Happy Monday everyone! Hope you enjoyed the weekend.
Does anybody else feel like the year is already flying by so fast? Can’t believe it will be March in a few short days.
My weekend was super low key. My cousins visited from out of town and we spent most of the weekend relaxing and eating.
I feel like I ate pretty bad last week and need to get my butt back into eating healthy more consistently again.
That being said…
Dark Chocolate, Cardamom, Pecan Brownie with a Chili Chocolate Ganache.
Cardamom has an amazing spicy, herbily quality to it and is very aromatic. It reminds me of many Indian desserts so I thought it would be great to incorporate it into a traditional brownie mixture.
I am a huge fan of nuts in chocolate and love how pecans have a buttery, rich flavor to them. Plus, they add a crunch to the brownies overall texture.
The chili chocolate ganache is my FAVORITE PART of the dish.
I was licking the spoon down after each stir.
Not exactly sanitary, but when you are cooking in your home kitchen for yourself it doesn’t count.
Being the spice lady it probably doesn’t come as a surprise as to why I added some chili powder to the chocolate.
The heat brings a pop to your mouth that goes perfect with the sweetness of the brownie, smokiness of the cardamom and buttery hues of the pecans.
It is a perfect little bomb that is ready to explode in your mouth.
I definitely recommend eating warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!
Have a good week! xx