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Amaretto Brownie Recipe from the Prairie Home Site

May 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Garrison Keillor at a Kravis Center appearance /photo by Jan Norris

It’s unclear who writes the blog “The View from Mrs. Sundberg’s Window” that’s part of the Prairie Home Companion weekly newsletter, but they include recipes that tempt occasionally.

This recipe for Amaretto brownies, definitely. Keep reading…

I must be in a mood for chocolate – a rare thing for me since I overloaded on it several years back. I’ve been indifferent ever since. Like most of the things I make, I’ll try a bite and likely give the rest away.

Amaretto Brownies

  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 ounces chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 tablespoons amaretto liqueur
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • White frosting (recipe follows)
  • Glaze (recipe follows)

Melt butter and chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat. In a medium mixing bowl, with electric mixer, beat eggs until light. Add sugar and beat until thick. Remove mixer and with rubber spatula, add chocolate mixture, flour, and salt, stirring until just combined. Stir in vanilla and chocolate chips.

Bake in 8×8-inch greased pan at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. A straw test will not work with these as the batter may still be wet. Do not overbake. With fork, poke holes in brownies. Pour amaretto over the brownies to soak in slowly. Coo completely.

Frost with white frosting. Refrigerate. Drizzle chocolate liquid glaze over all before serving.

White frosting:

  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Milk, about 4 tablespoons

Beat butter with powdered sugar in a mixing bowl till smooth. Beat in vanilla. Add milk, a tablespoon at a time, to make it spreadable.

Chocolate Glaze:

  • 1 square unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Melt chocolate and butter in a heat-proof measuring cup in the microwave on medium (50%) power – about 1-1/2 minutes; stir to combine.

To double this recipe, use a 9 x 13-inch cake pan for baking (time should remain at 20 minutes), and double the brownie and glaze recipes, but make only 1 1/2 times the white frosting recipe.

Makes 9 generous brownies.

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