Sunday, September 9, 2012


Brownies! Chocolate Brownies with a plus. Cardamom! You are going to love these brownies.


5 ounces chocolate, sweet or bittersweet, finely chopped
7 ounces unsalted butter
4 eggs
4 ounces sugar
The seeds of 12 cardamom pods, ground in a mortar
3 ½ ounces flour
1 cup of almonds, roasted and chopped

First we will melt the chocolate. It will be easier if you have it in little pieces. You can melt it in the microwave oven or using the bain-marie method. Anyway, you have to be careful so that the chocolate does not get burned. I prefer to use a good chocolate without milk, but, of course, you can use chocolate with milk. Use the one you prefer. Once it is melted, reserve.
Then we will put the butter in a big bowl. If we melt it a bit previously, the better. Then, add the eggs, little by little, mixing them with the butter. The next thing is adding the sugar and mixing well. Then, add the cardamom, well ground in a mortar. Mix well and add the melted chocolate. We only will have to add the flour and the almonds. Mix again so that everything is ready for the oven.
Now we can put it in an oven tray that must be lightly greased with a little butter. Put the tray in the oven, preheated to 350ºF. Bake for about 25 minutes, then turn the oven off but let the tray in the oven for five more minutes before taking it out. Let I cool a bit and cut in squares to get your delicious brownies. Now you will have your brownies. Not for long! Enjoy!

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