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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!


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

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

    cute & little

  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.

  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..


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