I’m not generally one to go for gluten-free this and sugar free but i’m trying and i do love almonds and the base of these delicious-looking brownies is ground almonds so i’m quite keen to give them a bash. I hope they’re not like the ‘health brownies’ my editor Sally and i bought to eat while brainstorming a few months ago – they tasted like sawdust – so much so that we got the giggles and I ended up blasting ‘chocolate brownie’ all over our beautiful scamps for an ad we were working on! Epic but very funny fail.
- 75 g unsalted butter, chopped, plus extra to grease
- 250 g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), chopped
- 15 g cocoa powder
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 250 g caster sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 100 g ground almonds
- Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease and line a 20.5cm square tin with baking parchment. Melt the chocolate and butter together in a large pan over a low heat, stirring occasionally. Take off heat and whisk in cocoa powder, vanilla and sugar until combined.
- Next whisk in the eggs, one at a time, before stirring in the ground almonds. Scrape into the prepared tin and level. Bake for 25-30min or until firm to the touch. Leave to cool completely in tin. Chill for at least 1hr before cutting into squares.
The original recipe is from our UK sister magazine Good Housekeeping