Every day requires a bit of adventure, and some days are more adventurous than others… Especially when you have a preschooler.
I decided to make you something St. Patrick’s(y), and this one little brown-haired girl wanted to help. Thinking that I would change her mind about hanging around with me in the kitchen, I told her that this was one bowl of buttercream that she couldn’t lick.
ME: Because there’s alcohol in this.
Ana: Because WHY?
ME: Because it’s St. Patrick’s Day and I am going to make boozy Fudge Brownies with Baileys Buttercream.
Ana: SAINTS DRINK?!? ALCOHOOOOOL????
At this point I just lost it! I had not laughed that hard in a long time!
Our conversation went on for an entire hour. In the end I had to make a deal with her – she couldn’t have a brownie, but I would let her spread the buttercream on top. She came back with a counter offer – she wanted to put the buttercream in a pastry bag and pipe it, like she does with the gazillion cupcakes that we make almost every weekend. Deal.
Don’t you love how that frosting turned out on top? Pretty, right? ;-D
I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but I am convinced that these brownies are seriously the best. Ever. Everrrrr. It’s the buttercream. It’s freakin’ ahhhhh-mazin’.
You know, after having two brownies, I sorta felt a bit tipsy. Seriously. I went to have two more for the full effect.
The brownies and the buttercream … well… they just made me swoon. They are boozy, they are beautiful, and they are delicious. And boozy. I hope you have a moment to make them. I mean… under no circumstance do I want you to come to this blog, read it, and then leave without hitting the print button. Some of these recipes need to be experienced by not just your eyes, but by your belly!
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