Brownies infused with the rich, decadent tastes of coffee and bourbon. Yum. I’ve been wanting to try to make petit fours ever since I watched Anna Olson make them effortlessly on her show, Sugar (Anna Olson is the best, btw). When I looked at her recipe though, it was a little daunting. And this one that I tried that I found on the Better Homes and Garden website seemed a smidge easier, plus fun with the addition of bourbon.
Turns out I couldn’t have picked a worse day to try these. My son, almost one now, is in a stage where whenever I am in the kitchen, he MUST be in my arms watching everything I’m doing. Occasionally I can distract him with something else, but not this afternoon. It was full on tears and snot streaming down the face, screaming his enormous high-pitched cry whenever his feet so much as touched the floor. (If I’m painting a picture of a total monster, I don’t mean to. He’s going through a lot right now … teething, growth spurts, I feel for the little man. But sometimes I Just. Need. Two. Hands. For. A. Second.)
So, these were definitely compromised. The worst part was trying to dip the brownies into a layer of chocolate fudge to coat them. It just wasn’t working out, it was taking too long, I didn’t melt the chocolate enough, a toddler was clinging to my knees, etc … so I just stopped. Some were coated, some weren’t, and that was just going to be the end of it. Turns out, I much prefer the non-coated ones better, even if they aren’t as cute. A lesson for next time (make sure son is napping before trying something complicated.)