7.19.2009

#66) Strawberry Almond Brownies



I recently started a Facebook page and I have been using this page to get suggestions from my fans about what to bake next. Strawberries seemed to be the theme this week, so I paired that suggestion with my craving for brownies and these tasty creations were born. Now that they are finished I would have to admit I would change a thing or tow next time around:

I used a little too much cake filling - I should have used just enough to fill the centre, leaving about an inch edge so that the brownie layers could have baked together more.

Also, they taste very rich, as in like dark chocolate, and most of the people I share my treats with like milk chocolate more so I should have stuck to white sugar and upped it a little, I think. But if you prefer dark chocolate, like me, they are great!

So please give them a try and let me know what you think! And if you want to join my Facebook page just click the badge in the sidebar :)

Strawberry Cake Filling

Ingredients

2 cups strawberries, cut into halves
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp cornstarch

1/3 cup chocolate chips

Steps

-Boil strawberries, water, and sugar until most half the water has evaporated. Reduce to low heat.
-Mix together cornstarch with enough water to make a runny paste. Add to strawberry mixture, constantly stirring, until strawberry mixture begins to thicken.
-Continue to cook for 5 minutes over low heat. Let cool slightly.


Brownies

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1/3 cup cocoa
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (white will be fine)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/3 cup almonds, chopped

Steps

-Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 8x8 inch pan.
-Mix together butter, sugar, and vanilla.
-Add eggs, one at a time. Beat well after each addition.
-Add cocoa. Beat until blended.
-Add flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Beat well.
-Stir in half of almonds. Reserve rest for later.

Assembly

-Pour half brownie mixture into prepared pan.
-cover with cake filling (I would suggest using just enough filling to cover the brownies within one inch of the edge).
-Sprinkle chocolate chips over top.
-Cover with remaining brownie batter.
-Sprinkle remaining almonds over top.
-Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool completely.

16 comments:

  1. Oh, strawberries & chocolate go so well together... and I never turn down anything in brownie format. Sounds amazing!

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  2. YUM - love strawberries and chocolate together, I bet these brownies are amazing!!

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  3. YUM! I missed reading your blog!

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  4. eliana - SUPER yummy :):):):):)

    indigo - t is a great combination that i am really enojoying :)

    cookiepie - i am glad u like the recipe!

    liesl - awww.... i miss writing it :( but give me a few more weeks and life should be back to normal :)

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  5. I love dark chocolate and strawberries. Such a yummy pairing. The brownies look so moist, I bet they're melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

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  6. sophie - i would love to see a gluten-free version HINT HINT :)

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  7. oooooooooooh i love food.. .. gonna make today.

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  8. I recently started a FB page too, and really have no idea what I'm supposed to be doing with it - lol!
    Your fans were right on about this...looks yummy!

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  9. how creative and delicious sounding.

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  10. Oh WOW strawberries and chocolate together in brownie form - divine

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  11. I wish I would've seen this before I wasted my strawberries in some nasty strawberry sauce!

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  12. you are the best cook ever :D

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