Sunday, October 3, 2010
SMS: Coconut Pecan Frosting on Brownie Bites
This week's SMS was hosted by Eliana at A Chica Bakes and she chose Coconut Pecan Frosting. In case you are wondering, this is that wonderful ooey gooey frosting that is traditionally found on German chocolate cakes. Interestingly, the book doesn't contain a German chocolate cake recipe, and for the first time since I've been a member, our weekly recipe mandated some creativity unless, of course, you wanted to make the frosting and just eat it with a spoon (and I briefly considered this...)
I knew that I really wanted to participate this week because I love most things coconut, but I had the worst mental block about how to use it. The only thing I could think of was German chocolate cake. Finally this afternoon, I called my mom, and we brainstormed for awhile. She thought that it should be served with something chocolate, so I finally settled on brownie bites. Not too different than chocolate cake but just different enough =) I ended up using Melissa's brownie recipe that we made with the group back in July as I had great success with it back then.
As for the frosting, it was just as gooey and delicious as it should be. It really was a pretty simple recipe. The only thing I wondered about was how long I really should cook it until it looked "thickened." I ended up cooking it until it coated my spoon, and it turned out great. I was a little disappointed in my brownies this time around. They rose up really high while they were cooking and had almost a little "air bubble" in them. They still taste great, so I just filled the air pocket with the frosting and called it good. Not sure why they raised up so much since they didn't do that last time?
A big thanks to Eliana for hosting this week! Be sure to stop by the SMS blogroll today to see everyone's creations. I know I'm looking forward to see how everyone used their frosting!