Romance Cooks

Moira’s Super-Fudgy Brownies – Shannyn Schroeder

Thanks so much for having me back at Romance Cooks. Catch Your Breath, the 5th book in the O’Leary series, has released. This is Moira’s story and Moira is a girl who loves her chocolate. "Chocolate might not be able to take the place of a great orgasm, but in a pinch it was an adequate substitute." Here’s her recipe for brownies.

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Moira’s Super-Fudgy Brownies

1½ sticks of butter

1¼ cup sugar

1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 eggs

¾ cup all-purpose flour

¼ cup hot water

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom of 9-by-13-inch pan.

Melt butter in microwave and let cool slightly. In a bowl, mix sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Stir in melted butter and mix well. Stir in vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each. Batter will be shiny. Stir in flour and mix well. Mix in hot water. Stir in chocolate chips.

Spread evenly into pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes. Cool on a rack. Cut and enjoy with ice cream or a glass of milk.

Catch Your Breath (eBook)


As kids they steered clear of one another–but now a beautiful, well-connected reporter and a sexy, driven detective are all grown-up and on the job. . .

Moira O’Leary’s work as a reporter gives her access to some of Chicago’s swankiest soirées. She knows how to navigate the jet-set crowd, and her style and confidence help her blend right in. But when her childhood crush starts popping up at posh events, her poise begins to falter–until she realizes she has the upper hand in a high-stakes game of secrets and seduction. . .

Jimmy O’Malley has always tried to avoid his friend Liam’s little sister. Something about Moira spelled trouble. But he’s out of his element working undercover in Chicago’s high society, and Moira is his ticket to the inner circle. As sparks begin to fly–and their chemistry heats up–Moira gets dangerously close to his investigation. Will Jimmy be forced to push her away to keep her safe–or will they surrender to a desire that could leave them breathless?

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