Chocolate Brownie Sundae
What to do with an excess of brownies...is there ever such a thing?
Brownies, generally speaking, don't hang around long enough to become an 'excess'. However, here at The Bakehouse I do accumulate some trimmings that need a good home.
Step forward the chocolate brownie sundae. The first in a mini series of blog posts giving you chocolate brownie dessert ideas and a bit of inspiration to jazz up your brownies at home.
Included in the Bakehouse chocolate brownie sundae:
- Bakehouse cookie brownie
- Vanilla ice cream
- Whipped double cream
- Caramel sauce
- Chocolate sauce
- Chopped toasted hazelnuts
The great thing about sundaes is, by and large, there are very few rules. I think there's a certain feeling in the culinary world that there should be both cream and ice cream for it to be considered a sundae and who am I to disagree.
Actually, there is a rule to adhere to. Give generously. This is not the place for holding back or refinement, it's a sundae and should be a no holds barred celebration of fun and indulgence.
Beyond that the sundae world is your confectionary oyster. Go freaking nuts, literally. Chopped and toasted hazelnuts make a brilliant addition to any sundae or flaked almonds if that's the nut of your choosing. Chopped or grated dark chocolate, hundreds and thousands, smarties, M & M's, fruit...the list is endless.
Simply layer up your sundae with cream, brownie, ice cream, toppings - on repeat - in a dish of your choosing, I like to use a clear glass dish so I can see the layers build up.
Now, a sundae wouldn't be complete without a sauce, or even better a couple of sauces. Personally I love the combination of raspberry and chocolate, so these two sauces are top of my list and work great together. Caramel sauce is fantastic too, that dark, sticky sweetness with just a hint of bitterness from where the smoking sugar has just caught the pan. Perfect.
Which toppings, sauces or flavour brownie you choose is entirely up to you. What matters most is that you have a crazy amount of fun playing with combinations and sharing your creations with family and friends. It makes a perfect dessert after a celebration dinner or just in your pants watching t.v. It's your call, just enjoy it!
Share the happiness.