18 April 2011

Passover brownies

For my Jewish friends celebrating passover, and my Celiac friends celebrating chocolate, I give you:

3/4 C unsalted butter, softened (margarine works if you're dairy intolerant)
3/4 C sugar
5 eggs, separated
6 oz. bittersweet chocolate
6 oz. almonds, finely ground
pinch of salt

Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Cream butter and sugar together. Mix in egg yolks. Set aside.
Melt chocolate in double boiler. Cool, then mix into butter mixture. Mix in finely ground almonds.
Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry, then fold into batter. Pour mixture into 9" square greased baking pan. Bake for 45 min. Cool and cut into squares. Try not to eat all of them in one sitting because they're even better on day two.

I haven't had one in years because I don't eat eggs anymore (Stinkin' little Pop and his allergies! As soon as that boy is weaned, I am having the biggest plate of scrambled eggs EVER), but I figured I'd share what used to be my joy. :)


deBeauxOs said...

Yum. I will try that recipe. Perhaps I'll add white chocolate chips to it.

I'll let you know how it turns out.

A vegan version would be great for you, I'll look around to see what's available to substitute for the eggs.

Anonymous said...

Okay, that just looks Yummy!

Luna said...

I have a vegan(ish - it uses white sugar) brownie recipe that works quite nicely. It uses potato flour and has no nuts, so all of us except Crackle can eat it. No chocolate for him, the poor baby. But I've made him blondies once or twice.

Luna said...

Ahh, Betty! That comment came through fine. How weird. Email me if you keep having problems.