A great way to serve brownies

Gourmet brownies

A red (a little dark in the photo), white and blue delight!

I hope you had the opportunity to watch at least some of the Olympic games in Beijing. We enjoyed some great family time and watched some incredible moments in history. It is truly inspiring to see these young (and some close to our age – thank you Dara) athletes from all around the globe put everything on the line to compete against the best in their sport.

After reading about the spectacular closing ceremonies, I decided to cap off our Olympic experience with a special dessert, featuring red, white and blue in honor of our athletes – GO USA!. So I pulled out some of our gourmet brownies and got to work. This was simple to prepare, but very tasty and a great presentation.


    Seedless raspberry jam
    Raspberry liqueur
    Powdered sugar

In a saucepan, scoop out enough jam to heat and cover the bottom of the plate (about 2 tablespoons per serving). Heat the jam, stirring constantly to melt. Add the liqueur to taste – about 2 teaspoons per serving. If you don’t have raspberry liqueur, you could add Grand Marnier or your other favorite that goes with raspberries and chocolate. Keep stirring until the lumps are all melted.

I used my favorite cobalt blue plates and poured enough of the melted jam on the bottom to coat the center. Sprinkle the powdered sugar lightly over the plate. Place a brownie in the center. Enjoy!

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