Sunday, August 9, 2009

White Chocolate Brownie

I am such a sucker for white chocolate. True chocolate connoisseurs may turn their noses up at this because it's not technically chocolate but in my world, it's the ONLY chocolate. With its low melting point and high fat content it's like heaven on the tongue.

There's a chain restaurant in Vancouver called Moxie's Classic Grill that serves this dessert, which prompted me to go searching for a copycat recipe. After several attempts at tweaking various blondie recipes I have come up with this recipe which my family swears is even better than Moxie's. This brownie has melted white chocolate folded into the batter. It is a dense brownie with a crackled top. Nothing cakey about these!

They are really best eaten as a dessert. Served on their own they're nothing special, so I don't recommend eating them this way, but when they are all dressed up they are simply magical. I ran out of chocolate sauce and didn't have time to go to the store so I whipped up some caramel sauce instead. Yummy but i still prefer hot fudge.

White Chocolate Brownie
Moxie's Restaurant Copycat | Makes 1 - 9x9" pan

8 ounces white chocolate, chopped
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 eggs
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup white sugar
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x9" pan. Melt white chocolate and butter in the top of a double boiler, over barely simmering water until smooth, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool.
2. In a large bowl, beat eggs until foamy. Gradually add the sugar and vanilla, mixing constantly. Drizzle in the melted white chocolate mixture. Combine the flour and salt; fold into the white chocolate mixture. Fold in chocolate chips. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
3. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool then cut into bars.
4. Serve heated (I microwave mine so it's really hot - hot enough to melt the ice cream). Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a dollop of whipped cream and a generous drizzle of hot fudge or caramel sauce.

14 comments:

Erin Orr said...

Mercy goodness, that looks good!

Barbara Bakes said...

This is my kind of dessert!

sara said...

Oh that top picture. I think I just gained 5 pounds by looking at it. I will try this recipe soon!!

Anonymous said...

thank you my future son-in-law loves these -- this birthday's coming up ...this sure will impress him.

Natasha said...

I made a few variations but these were sooooo good and so easy to make! I left out the chocolate chips and used macadamia nuts instead, browned the butter and added a pinch of baking powder.
My mom is a huge fan of the Moxies version so when I took her a couple bars over as a Valentine's treat she was pretty happy and she liked them even better than Moxies. Thanks for the great recipe!

Natasha said...

I made a few variations but these were sooooo good and so easy to make! I left out the chocolate chips and used macadamia nuts instead, browned the butter and added a pinch of baking powder.
My mom is a huge fan of the Moxies version so when I took her a couple bars over as a Valentine's treat she was pretty happy and she liked them even better than Moxies.

TIA @ BUTTERCREAMBARBIE said...

NAtasha - so glad you and your mom liked them. The weird thing with this recipe is that if you don't heat and serve with ice cream, they brownies are quite dry and unimpressive but all dressed up, they're sublime.

Anonymous said...

One I must say you are my savor but i too agree white chocolate is the best even though it's not real chocolate and this recipe is one of the best deserts next to cheesecake lol but i'd like to learn how to make this can you describe how to fold the flour and salt into the white chocolate mixture. I'm assuming you don't jusy pour it in all at once. You advice would be appreciated. Thank you

Tia said...

@Anonymous - There isn't a large amount of flour so I just dump it in then gently make a sort of figure 8 motion to stir it in with the rubber spatula, lifting/flicking it slightly at the turns so I don't deflate it. Good luck!

Rebecca said...

Delicious Tia!! I love the brownie at Moxie's, so did an internet search and found your blog. I made them yesterday and they are excellent!

cecillia said...

these are delicious i made two batches over the weeekend!

Kim said...

This is such a good recipe! I am a huge lover of the Moxie white chocolated brownie, and have tried another recipe for it previously without success. This brownie is perfectly sweet, and light and fluffy. Thank you for posting!

JMorr said...

This was absolutely delicious. Made it for a guy, and he loved it. Will be making these again...like really soon. MMMMM

Anonymous said...

What kind of white chocolate should I use? I bought white chocolate chips but wondered if that was ok?
Please let me know!