Monday, March 21, 2011

Honey Nut Brownies

Well, it is my turn finally........ after all these months. Boy has time flew by! Seems like it was just yesterday when I joined in to bake with this great group of people, and follow our Baking Guru Dorie through her book"Baking from My Home to Yours".

There are not too many recipes left to choose from. So by process of elimination I ended up with these Honey Nut Brownies. And as Dorie describes in her book with just enough hint of chocolate to make these brownies, it is the honey which steals the show. I agree with her! I added walnuts to mine, which made them taste like a cross between baklava and brownies. I know....a little strange but true. I think if I had drizzled honey on top instead of sprinkling cocoa powder, it really would have been a cross.

If you think these are the chocolatey, ooey, gooey brownies that you are usually craving, you may have to look elsewhere. They're soft, but not gooey, and not overly chocolatey for my taste. But they are so darn easy and quite a change from my go to brownie. So go ahead give them a chance....what are you waiting for!

Honey Nut Brownies
1 stick unsalted butter
4 oz. chopped bittersweet chocolate
4 large eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1 c. honey
2/3 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. all purpose flour
1 c. coursely chopped nuts
DIRECTIONS-
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. And line a 9 x9 pan with foil. Butter the foil, place pan on baking sheet.
*Melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler, until smooth. Set aside
* In a mixer, combine eggs and salt, beating until foamy. Add honey, sugar, and vanilla, and beat 2 minutes on medium speed.
* Reduce the speed and add in melted chocolate until incorporated. Then add in flour until the flour disappears. Take the bowl off the mixer and fold in nuts.
* Pour batter into prepared pan, place in oven and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until knife comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes, before turning over and peeling off foil. Then invert on to a cooling rack. Cut into 16 squares and dust with confectionary sugar or cocoa powder before serving.
We give this 4 glasses of milk,
for utter goodness!


******Thanks fellow TWDers for baking along!******

22 Others Say::

Valerie said...

Your brownies look great! Thanks for hosting this week. :D

Alida said...

these sound tasty... gotta write this down and give them a try!

Judy said...

Thanks for letting us try another brownie recipe. These had a different, but interesting, flavor, and we liked them.

Cakelaw said...

These were good - I enjoyed them. Thanks for hosting us this week.

Clivia said...

Great pick! I'm so glad I made them.

Natalie said...

not your typical brownie, but such a good pick. thank you!

Pamela said...

Love that pic of your brownies. I never would have made these without the group. They were definitely worth a try. Thank you!!

Peggy said...

Thank you for hosting. This was a great pick! We loved them, but I might not make them again if I am in the mood for "brownies." They were more like chocolate cake to me. Loved them though.

Nicole said...

These were really interesting and quite different. Mine baked up a little funny, and I'm not sure why. They tasted good though.

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Great pics - your brownies look wonderful! :)

Jules Someone said...

I NEVER would have tried this recipe if it hadn't been chosen. Surprisingly, I really like them! Good pick!

Flourchild said...

Yippeee for your turn..mine will be up soon!! I have not had a minute to make them , but plan to today!:))

Amber Marie said...

These were wonderfully easy and I enjoyed them quite a bit! Thanks for the great pick this week! Oh, and I love your "make cupcakes not war" LOL Very true, the whole world should be high on life and sugar :)

Nancy/n.o.e said...

I loved the excuse to use my chestnut honey in a recipe, and the resulting brownies really grew on me. Thanks for the pic, and the photos in your post are beautiful!

margot said...

Your brownies turned out great! They definitely weren't a serious chocolate brownie, but worth trying.

Kayte said...

Wow you have a way with lighting in photos! Thanks for the choice of brownies this week, my guys are a big fan of the brownie. I think yours look wonderful.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

thanks for giving us something a little unusual this week. we liked them over here!

Mary said...

How did you get brownies to look so great in a photo? I always struggle with that. Thanks for hosting and adding another brownie recipe to my life.

Lindalou said...

What a great way to make brownies. My significant other is a huge fan of honey.

dorie said...

Sorry to be so late checking in. The crew that's videoing recipes from Baking for my iPad App was here all week and I never got to read a thing.

Today's my first day back in 'the real world' and it was fun to be welcomed back by your Honey Nut Brownies. Seeing your brownies and reading the comments from other bakers, I see that maybe I should have found another name for this sweet, but I don't know what I'd call them. Honey Squares? Honey Squares that are a little like Brownies? See the problem ...

I'm glad you enjoyed them and I'm glad that you were happy with your pick, especially since you'd waited such a long time for your turn to come around.

So nicely done.

javed vardi said...

This is a another way on how to prepare your browni , another way to present your browni to your Family and friends, and how yummy it is, especially the peppermint.

javed vardi said...

Wow! how spicy it is! After reading your blog now i just want to try it as soon as possible. love to have your browni recipe.