Recipe – Cocoa – Almond Brownies

It’s Thursday already. This week went by fast. 🙂

And this week, I really had a craving for chocolate brownies. While I was looking for a decent recipe on the Internet, I found an article by the Huffington Post that told me that there’s only one recipe I’d need and that I’d find it over at the Smitten Kitchen. I thought “Well, this isn’t the first time I’ve heard of the Smitten Kitchen, I’ll give it a try.” Interestingly, the recipe does not contain chocolate. The brownie is made with cocoa powder. And the recipe comes with an explanation as to why this is a good thing (for all the people who have never thought of what chocolate consists of 😉 ). So I was easily convinced not to use my expensive 85% chocolate for baking (okay, at least not all of it) and try the recipe instead.

I did alter the ingredients a little bit. Here’s what I used:

  • 10 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • 2 large eggs, cold
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup almond pieces
  • 2/3 cup coarsely chopped semisweet chocolate pieces

For the instructions and the original recipe click here

The brownies turned out very good. I love them! They are very fudgy. If you like them cakey, this isn’t your recipe. The only thing I’ll make different the next time, is to reduce the sugar some more. I hope this doesn’t affect the consistency.



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