I was sitting in my office yesterday, staring at the computer screen when suddenly visions of dark, moist brownies started dancing around in my head. I wanted chocolate. Badly. In the form of brownies. I expressed this particular urge to make brownies to my coworker and the following conversation ensued.
He said, “Coconut goes well with brownies. Mmm…toasted coconut.”
To which I said, “Where did you have brownies with coconut?”
To which he said, “Made them when I was younger…I mean the box brownies and just topped them with coconut flakes.”
“Oh you know I don’t do boxed. I’m thinking I need something to make the coconut flakes stick. Maybe ganache.”
And thus was born the idea to take my mom’s one-bowl brownie recipe, make a batch of it and turn it into something even more amazing.
I can’t share the brownie recipe here, as it’s a family recipe, much like her chocolate cupcake recipe, but I just wanted to quickly post an idea on how to dress up a brownie.
P.S. — The brownies are great naked, but with the ganache and the toasted coconut flakes, their greatness is just elevated to new heights. I ate a whole row of one of the two pans I made!