Oct 12, 2016

Roasted almond brownies

I must warn you - this will not be the healthiest and most nutritious dessert on my blog, in fact the amount of butter and chocolate used to make these beauties may be surprising for some of you. But let's face it - there is never too much chocolate, at least not in my family ; )

Ingredients for 21cm (8inch) square pan:
*adapted from Gourmet Traveller magazine

- 100g whole almonds (skin on) 
- 250g unsalted butter, cubed 
- 350g semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 270g sugar
- 4 free-range eggs
- 170g all purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 60g powdered milk
- 40g cocoa powder

1. Preheat the oven to 180C/356F. 

2. Place the almonds on a lined baking tray and roast in the oven for about 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool and roughly chop.

3. Melt the butter and 250g (!) of chocolate in a water bath, cool slightly, then add sugar and eggs. Mix until smooth. 

4. In another bowl, sift the flour, cocoa, milk powder and baking powder. Add the chocolate mixture and mix to combine. Stir in the rest of your chocolate. 

5. Transfer the batter to prepared square pan and sprinkle roasted almonds on top. Bake for 45 minutes (or until the cake tester inserted in the center comes out just slightly unclean, not entirely wet). Leave to cool completely before serving. 


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