Sunday, January 10, 2010

Almond Joy Brownies

Sundays should be nice, relaxing and sweet. Here is a little something to put a little dolce in your day.

Ingredients: 

1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
6 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate (melted and cooled)
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all purpose flour (sifted)
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa (sifted)
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sliced almonds (the flat ones with the brown edges)
4 ounces sweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350. Butter and flour a 9x13 inch pan

Place softened butter in a large bowl or the bowl of an electric mixer and whisk until it is pale yellow and light. Add the sugar and whisk until the mixture is light and fluffy. Fold in the cooled chocolate, then add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition. Mix in the vanilla, then sift in the flour, cocoa and the salt and fold them until combined well. Fold in the 3/4 of the coconut and then add the almonds until distributed throughout the batter.

Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan, smoothing it evenly. Add white chocolate chips to top with remaining coconut. Place in center of oven until puffed slightly around the edges and are shiny on the surface-about 30 min. They will be very moist in the center. Remove from the oven and let cool before cutting.

Sweet Dreams!

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