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Brownie de Natal
- 180 grams of butter
- 180 grams of semi-sweet chocolate
- 120 grams of dark chocolate
- 3 eggs
- 1 yolk
- 1 and 1/2 cups (tea) sugar
- 3/4 cup (tea) wheat flour
- 1/2 cup (tea) almonds
- Prepare a small baking dish by greasing it with butter and then lining it with parchment paper. Also grease over the paper. Reserve.
- Melt the butter and chocolate in the microwave every 30 seconds until you get a smooth, shiny mixture.
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
- In a separate large bowl, mix the eggs, yolk and sugar.
- Mix with a whisk until the mixture turns white.
- Add the chocolate and butter mixture and mix well.
- Add the flour and mix again.
- Add chopped or crushed almonds to the dough and mix again.
- Place the dough in the pan, flatten it and place it in the oven to bake for approximately 30 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let it rest until it cools completely.
- When cold, unmold and cut into squares.
- Decorate to taste.
Brownie batter doesn’t rise. This is correct and, therefore, the dough should not be mixed with a mixer. The dough beaten in the mixer creates air, ends up growing and becoming a common, dry cake and not a moist brownie.
Brownie point: when ready, it will have a crust on top that is different in color from the dough (lighter) and slightly crunchy. The inside of the brownie is not dry like a cake. The toothpick test on the brownie does not come out dry like a cake, but rather moist.
Almonds can be replaced with any other nut of your choice.
See also the Christmas apples recipe.