sábado, abril 01, 2006

Talia's Chewy Chocolatey Brownies

[ Dark Chocolate Chips ]

In my last post about the foodie care package Talia in Amsterdam sent me, I failed to emphasize how delectable her chocolate brownie tasted. It had a lingering scent from the almond essence infused that gives the brownie an added notch of oomph. The generous amount of walnuts used highly enhanced both the texture and nutritional value of this treat. I brought some to French class and shared with some of my classmates and all were awed by how tasteful Talia's version of this American confection could be. Truth be told, I tend to shun them at office potlucks or baby showers when I was living in the states because they're usually too sweet. With the hint of almond fragrance, and the controlled volume of sugar, this brownie promises a crowd-pleasing effect.

Talia's Chewy Chocolatey Brownies

Preheat oven to 165 degrees C or 325 degrees F

Combine items in a heatproof bowl:
140g butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cups + 2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt

Place bowl over simmering water in a bain-marie and stir mixture occassionally until completely melted and hot (but never boiling!) Remove from heat and stir in:
2 teaspoons of almond or vanilla extract

Add, mixing well between addtions:
2 cold eggs
1/2 cup flour

Once all is well-combined, beat vigorously for 40 stokes with a wooden spoon.
Stir in 2/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted to center emerges slightly moist.

Slice them up and share them with family/friends or slobber it up guilt-free all by yourself!

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5 Hand-picked Olive[s]:

Anonymous Anónimo picked an olive...

Ooooh, I'm jealous! You are so very lucky you can participate in Euro Blogging by Post! Some of us Canadian food bloggers are trying to organize something like this here in Canada, although I don't think the packages will be as exciting as yours, given that all participants will be from the same country. Oh well, guess I'll have to move to Europe!

Thank you for sharing this recipe; they sound like truly delicious brownies!

6:59 a. m., abril 03, 2006

Blogger Gustad picked an olive...

dark choc is the best!! love it!

3:37 a. m., abril 05, 2006

Blogger Annette Tan picked an olive...

Mmmhh, I'm very envious. Have a good trip chica! Eat lots...

12:52 p. m., abril 06, 2006

Anonymous Anónimo picked an olive...

Enticing recipe!


12:31 p. m., abril 07, 2006

Blogger *kel picked an olive...

Tania, it´ll be a great initiative. Do it!

Hola Gustad, thanks for checking in! k

Eggy, hiya, nice to hear from you again.

Paz, thanks for your words!

1:42 a. m., abril 20, 2006


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