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Friday, March 18, 2011

Special Treats: Almond Chocolate Brownies

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Since my brother loves brownies, I decided to make Almond Chocolate Brownies for his birthday! I searched and searched the internet for brownie recipes, and I decided to try a recipe from Simple Recipes. You can find this specific recipe here.
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One of the interesting things about this recipe was that I had to melt the butter in a bowl that was inside another bowl filled with boiling water. I had only seen that done on TV!
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Once it melted, the batter turned super moist and gooey... yum!
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After baking them, I sprinkled some white powder sugar on top of them to add some interest and pizazz.
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Ok, on to my review of this recipe. To be honest, I am going to give this recipe a 4.5 out of 10 (sorry!). Everyone that tasted these brownies thought that the almond flavor was just too overpowering. However, I think the shape, moisture, and fluffiness of the brownie was pretty good... so I think that if I put MUCH less Almond extract into the batter, these brownies could have been a great hit!
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Anyway, sometimes you win some and sometimes you loose some. I really want to keep trying more and more new recipes to find which ones are tasty and which ones are just ok.

Baking really is lots of fun!

4 comments

  1. Those look so yummy! Love chocolate...:)

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  2. oh so yummy!! i love almond flavor and probably would've loved these brownies as-is!

    cute & little

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  3. If I ever have a chocolate craving I know what I'd want, your brownies. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your brownies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/03/sweets-for-saturday-9.html

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  4. Hey..not bad for your first time..I was doing the same in honor of spring.great minds think alike.check out out my Brownie Popsicle..http://cre8tivelove4events.blogspot.com/2011/03/brownie-popsicles.html

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