Almond Topped Fudge Brownies

by Suzanne on May 21, 2010

in Sweet Things

These brownies are for serious chocolate lovers only! Wow, they are so good for us chocoholics.   You’ll think “only an 8 in square pan of brownies” that’s not enough but it will be because they are so rich.  Get cooking these for someone special and they’ll love you forever.

Almond Topped Fudge Brownies

Ingredients:
1/4 cup of butter
3 oz. of unsweetened chocolate
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup of flour

Chocolate Ganache Frosting:
Ingredients:
8 oz. of bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate chopped
3/4 cup of heavy whipping cream

Directions:
Step 1: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Step 2: Prepare 8 X 8 in. baking pan by lining with foil over the edge of pan about 2 in., then spray foil with cooking spray.
Step 3: In small saucepan heat chocolate and butter on low until chocolate melts. Add sugar to the chocolate and stir well.  Take off heat and let cool a minute.
Step 4: In a medium mixing bowl whisk eggs, milk and vanilla. Add a little of chocolate mixture to egg mixture and whisk to temper eggs, then add the rest of chocolate mixture and mix well.
Step 5: Add all dry ingredients at once and stir until combined. Pour into prepared pan,bake for 27- 30 min.

Directions for Frosting:
Step 1:  In heavy saucepan heat cream on med-low until almost ready to boil.
Step 2: Put chopped chocolate in small mixing bowl
Step 3: Pour hot cream over the chocolate and stir until all the chocolate is melted and cream is incorporated. Let ganache stand at room temp. for 10 min. then pour over the brownies.  Sprinkle with nuts. Cool in refrigerator  for 2 hours to set ganache. When ready to serve lift the brownies out of pan with the foil. Cut into small pieces and enjoy!

Frosting adapted from The Cake Mix Doctor, brownies  adapted from Technicolor Kitchen

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1 amber g May 20, 2010 at 10:06 pm

OMG they are the best 5 stars!!!!!!!!

2 Suzanne May 20, 2010 at 10:12 pm

thanks my little taste tester friend

3 amber g May 20, 2010 at 11:45 pm

Any time we will be happy too:-)

4 Geri@heartnsoulcooki May 21, 2010 at 4:03 am

I LOVE!!! chocolate and these brownies looks so GOOD!!! I always use pecans, but I like the idea of almonds for a change.
Geri

5 Suzanne May 21, 2010 at 4:13 am

I usually do pecan too, but the almonds are a nice change.

6 Really Rainey May 21, 2010 at 4:09 am

I never met a brownie I didn't like…. Mmmmmmm with almonds… oh my gosh…

Have a great week end!
~Rainey~

7 Suzanne May 21, 2010 at 4:12 am

Oh, I know what you mean, me and brownies get along great!

8 Melodie May 21, 2010 at 5:00 am

Mm mm! Please come over to my blog and link this up at Vegetarian Foodie Fridays. I want to make sure I don't lose this when I want to make it later!
Melodie @ Breastfeeding Moms Unite

9 Suzanne May 21, 2010 at 1:56 pm

thanks for the invite!

10 MaryMoh May 21, 2010 at 6:05 am

Mmm…my all time favourite! I can eat this any time any where 😀

11 Suzanne May 21, 2010 at 1:56 pm

then your going to love these.

12 ButterYum May 21, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Absolutely divine looking! Going into my recipe file. Thank you so very much!!

🙂
ButterYum

13 Suzanne May 21, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Your welcome thanks for the "sweet comment"

14 Melinda May 22, 2010 at 12:48 am

Drooling on my keyboard! These look fabulous!

15 Suzanne May 22, 2010 at 2:46 am

Melinda you got to try these! If you do let me know if they were as good to you as they look.

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