I’d been itching to put wasabi in chocolate for some time, so when I found the wasabi/chocolate/ginger Black Pearl chocolate bars at Whole Foods, I bought two. At $5.99 a bar (3.5 oz) they weren’t cheap, but I was very curious to see how they’d work in wasabi brownies. Vosges has a brownie recipe on their site, but I opted to use Nancy Baggett’s, which I’ve grown very fond of. All I did was sub 5 ounces of the wasabi/ginger chocolate for the bittersweet. For texture, I chopped up a little extra chocolate and added it at the end so that the brownies would have some chunks.
The brownies were good and would be a creative ending to a Japanese themed meal. I’m still waiting to get a report from Todd’s office. It will be interesting to see if people say “Wow! Brownies with chocolate, ginger, and wasabi! How classy and exotic!” or if they’ll just take a bite and silently wonder if I cut the brownies with a knife I’d been using to chop ginger.