Friday, January 27, 2012

White Chocolate Almond Brownies

I have to say, I am very proud of this recipe!  It's my very own creation, and my first one at that.  I saw a recipe for white chocolate and butter brittle brownies which gave me the idea for melting the white chocolate.  It took me a few times before I got them right, but I received great feedback once I did.  Enjoy!

What You Need:
  • 1 1/2 cup white chocolate baking chips (I use Ghiradelli)
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • Powdered sugar to sprinkle on top

Let's Bake:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line 9x12 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Melt the butter and 1 cup of the baking chips in a pot over low heat until smooth, and then remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl, mix the eggs and both sugars.
  • Add vanilla and almond extracts.
  • Add the melted butter/chocolate.
  • Slowly mix in flour in three separate increments (1/4 cup at a time).  Mix well, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
  • With the spatula, stir in the remaining 1/2 cup of baking chips.
  • Pour batter into your parchment-lined baking sheet.  Spread it out evenly (you can bang the pan on a hard, flat surface to help even it out easily).
  • Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes.  They are fully cooked when you can insert a toothpick into the center and it comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely (at least 30 minutes) and then dust brownies with powdered sugar and enjoy!
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I hope someone tries these out and lets me know what they think of them.  :)  They are not super sweet, hence the powdered sugar, but if you are a fan of almond flavored sweets, I think you should give these a try!

It is 10:15 p.m. on a Friday night and I am at home cleaning, making a mess of my kitchen (I actually just made another batch of these tonight), and watching Desperate Housewives.  I miss my husband and wish we could do something as simple as eat dinner together.  It's funny how fast life and your perspective of it can change so quickly.  When did I become a boring homebody?  When did I start enjoying staying home by myself on a Friday night?  Sometimes I miss partying and going out every weekend and constantly having a booked calendar, but it's very rare.  I'm so perfectly content doing nothing but relaxing, saving money, and not getting trashed.  21 year old Sunja would be bored out of her mind right now, but 23 year old Sunja, not so much.  Funny what a difference two years has made.

1 comment:

  1. I'll have to try these! I have everything but the almond extra and chips! Yum!

    Maybe because you were such a party hard girl it got out of your system quick! Which is good, so you don't go TOO crazy later :) I love staying in also! And you're never lonely with the dogs:)