Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Raspberry Brownie Bliss

Oh Yeah!
My friend Maria gave me this recipe. She is a fashion designer by day and has an extrodinary passion for baking in her spare time. Her cookies and baked goods are to die for! Not only are they sinfully delicious but they are always so gorgeous!  Maria is a such a beautiful person inside and out, and it reflects in everything she does, especailly in what she bakes!

I asked Maria for an easy recipe, and I wanted to make a bar cookie. The following recipe is hers. The nuts* in the bottom layer are my addition. Enjoy!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
You'll need
3 sticks butter - I prefer unsalted
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
3 cups flour
1 cup nutmeat * pulsed in the food processor
(I like to use either almonds or pecans)
1 package of your favorite brownie mix
1/2  jar of seedless raspberry preserves/jam
strong coffee

Combine all ingredients. It will be sort of crumbly. Just make sure that it will all hold together when pressed into the baking pan.
chopped almonds

flour, sugar, nuts and butter mixed up

Press this mixture into a greased 15 x 10 inch pan and bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until lightly browned and golden. (My pan was a little larger, which makes more squares, but not as thick)

before going into the oven

Take the pan out of the oven and let it cool.

After the cookie layer has cooled spread 1/2 of the jar of raspberry preserves over the cookie crust.

Now comes the fun part! Using your favorite brownie mix, follow the instructions of the box and instead of water add strong coffee along with the oil and eggs as directed on the box.

With a spatula spread the brownie mixture over the raspberry layer, it doesn't have to be perfect and bake 25 - 28 minutes, checking it at 25 minutes. Don't over bake. It should be soft and gooey.
Cut into squares, try to let it cool and eat!

I know that Maria's would be perfect , while mine aren't perfect squares, they are absolutely just as delicious!
You are going to be amazed with the first bite and the delicious flavors it will be sending to your taste buds. You'll  definitely want another! The coffee brings out the flavor of the chocolate like you can't believe!
Come on, tell me, don't you want to make these? Better yet, don't you want to eat one, or two?

Buon Appetito

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