Here, the former great (and current Broncos executive vice president) shares a brownie recipe on the menu at his Colorado restaurants, Elway's.
John Elway's Chocolate BrowniesMakes 12 brownies
½ cup all-purpose flour
¼ tsp. baking powder
½ cup butter, cubed
½ cup cocoa
¼ tsp. coffee extract
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup sugar
½ cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
Vanilla ice cream (optional)
Chocolate or caramel sauce (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350º. Sift together flour and baking powder; set aside.
2. Combine butter, cocoa and coffee extract in heat-proof bowl over simmering water, stirring until melted; set aside to cool.
3. Beat eggs, salt, vanilla and sugars on low speed with electric mixer until thickened; gradually add cocoa mixture. Gently fold flour mixture into batter. Spread in a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until top is beginning to puff and center is just set. Cool on a wire rack.
4. Cut brownies into 12 squares. When ready to serve, rewarm brownies in oven at 350º for 1 minute, or microwave on high 10 to 15 seconds. Top with vanilla ice cream and chocolate and caramel sauces if desired. Serve immediately.