Fudgy Almond Brownies
Easy, fudgy and rich brownies, with the addition of almonds for some crunch and extra taste.
  • 120 gr. (1/2 cup) butter
  • 150 gr. (5 oz.) dark chocolate, 60 % cocoa content
  • 150 gr. (3/4 cup) sugar
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature and lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 70 gr. (1 scant cup) almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 40 gr. (4 tablespoons) all purpose flour
  • 10 gr. (1 ½ tablespoons) cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C/325°F.
  2. Line the bottom and sides of a 20x20 cm./8x8 inches baking pan with baking paper, overlapping the edges, to easily remove the baked brownies.
  3. Chop coarsely the chocolate and place it together with the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Place the bowl over a pot of simmering water. Stir frequently until the butter and chocolate are fully melted, the sugar is dissolved and everything is thoroughly mixed.
  4. Remove from the heat and let cool for a minute. Add the eggs while whisking vigorously with a wire whisk. Add the vanilla extract and the almonds and whisk for a minute.
  5. In small bowl mix the flour, cocoa powder and salt and whisk together.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the chocolate mixture and whisk quickly until just incorporated.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with an off-set spatula.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the brownies comes out clean.
  9. Let cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
Recipe by Baking After Dark at http://bakingafterdark.com/fudgy-almond-brownies/