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Tuesday, May 10, 2011


One of the first baked product I learned to make was brownies. As a self-confessed chocoholic, I love all things made from chocolates. Just a small bite of this yummy goodness can make you swoon. It is easy to bake and always illicit a second round at the dessert  table at any party.

2 c sifted all purpose flour
3/4c butter
1 whole bar unsweetened baking chocolate ( I like to use Hershey's )
2 tbsp. cocoa powder
5 whole eggs
1 1/4 cups granulated white sugar
2 tbsp. light corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c almonds( you can add more if you like)

In a microwave, melt butter and chocolate together, about 2-3 minutes (check and mix  every 1 minute). Transfer to a mixing bowl, cool about 5minutes (important for the choco and butter to be at room temperature so not to cook the eggs when added). With the use of a mixer,  add sugar, salt, corn syrup and vanilla extract. Then add the eggs one at a time. Add flour, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt to the mixture. Beat for about two minutes.

In a rectangular pyrex pan or a regular pan will do, transfer brownie batter. Sprinkle almonds on top ( I like my brownies covered in almonds). Bake in a pre-heated 350 degrees oven at 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Once cooled lightly brush 1tbsp. corn syrup on top to make brownie glisten (this is totally optional).

Through the years, I have made some variations on the original recipe that I found in an old recipe book that my Mom used to  keep, I think it was a circa 1940s. Which unfortunately, got lost or was swept away by the floods that usually ravaged Mandaluyong when I was growing up. I've lessen the amount of butter, sugar and added the corn syrup to make the brownies fit the calorie concious present time.


LPM said...

Hiya Pinky!! Love the title of your food blog! Wish we neighbors and I am certain everyday would be a party of some kind! Lagot ang waistline ko, it will completely disappear!! Enjoying looking at your recipes and lovely outcomes! First up, is your salmon rendition. I shall try that tomorrow! Enjoy your weekend. Best regards from my corner of the globe to yours!! :)

Pinky Amador Bartolome said...

thank you LPM!