Paw Print Brownies Recipe from Boma, Animal Kingdom Lodge
9 ounces bittersweet chocolate
1 pound butter
6 whole eggs
4 cups sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup cake flour
1 cup heavy cream
6 ounces white chocolate
8 ounces semisweet chocolate
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 stencil rubber mat with a paw-print design cutout
Yield: 20 servings.
Melt chocolate and butter in a bowl set over a pot of hot water on the stove.
In a mixing bowl fitted with a whip, place the eggs, vanilla extract and sugar, and mix at medium speed. Continue whipping for about 3 minutes until light in color. Change the machine attachment to a paddle. Once the chocolate and butter have melted, add them to the whipped eggs.
Add the flour until well combined but do not overmix.
Pour the batter on a 12-by-16-inch baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake in 350° F oven for 30-35 minutes. (This can be done 1 day ahead and kept in the refrigerator.)
To make the frosting, chop the white and semisweet chocolate into 1/2-inch pieces and place them in a bowl. Heat the heavy cream in a small pot. Once it is very hot, pour into the chocolate pieces to melt them. Stir constantly until all pieces are dissolved and cool to room temperature.
Ladle the frosting on the surface of the brownies and smooth evenly with an icing spatula. Place the brownies into the refrigerator to set the frosting.
Once the frosting is set, cut brownies into 3-inch-by-3-inch squares and separate them. Place the paw-print stencil on each brownie. Place the cocoa powder into a sifter and dust the center of each brownie with the cocoa to create the paw-print design.