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Layered chocolate brownie bar

Yesterday I was reading the “cozytravels” blog, and read about NaNoWriMo. So I ended up going to their webpage: www.nanowrimo.org, and I entered the challenge.Its a writing challenge. I have always loved to write and read, but this one will be hard, but what if life if not for a challenge.  More to come on that one.

As I have said before, I love chocolate. And this layered brownie is amazing, and so good.  This is a great thing to bring over to your friends or families, anyone who likes chocolate is going to love this one. I made this one for my husband to take with him to work, and some to be left over for us. A great Halloween treat.

This recipe was inspired by this “Grasshopper brownie bar“. Remember the darker the chocolate, the better it is for you. Rich is antioxidants, and also in serotonin, that boosts your mood. Sooooooo many reasons why to eat some of it. Read more about it here. It is Halloween, the day for candy. so why don’t you have some.

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Ingredients:

Brownie base:
1 cup sorghum flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbs dark unsweetened cocoa powder
4 oz dark chocolate ,  chopped
1/2 cup  butter
1 cup cane sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

 Butter cream:
3/4 cups sugar
2 tbs flour
3/4 cup milk ( of your choice)
2 tbs  heavy cream (Look in your store if they have a lactose free one, or non-dairy one)
3/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon  lemon extract

Chocolate glaze:
6 oz   dark chocolate,chopped
1/2 cup unsalted butter

Directions:

1.For the brownie base: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, the salt, and cocoa powder.

In a separate bowl melt chocolate and the butter. Add in the sugar, and stir well. Remove the pan from the oven.

Stir in the eggs, add in the vanilla.

Add in the flour mix. Stir well.

Pour the batter in the prepared glass or light-colored metal 9-by-13-inch. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Brownies shouldn’t be all the way done. Let the brownies cool off.

2. To make the butter cream add sugar and flour together in a saucepan. Add the milk and cream. Cook over medium heat. Whisk  until mixture comes to a boil, and has thickened 5-10 minutes.Reduce the heat, add in the butter. Stir. Add the lemon extract.

3. Spread the filling evenly across the top of the brownie layer. Place the pan in the refrigerator, for about  45 minutes, while you make the chocolate glaze.

4.The chocolate glaze: In  bowl  combine the chocolate, and butter. Set the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and cook, stir until the mixture is completely smooth.

5.Pour the mixture over the chilled butter cream layer and use a spatula to spread it into an even layer. Place the pan back in the refrigerator for 1 hour, or until the glaze hardens.

Enjoy!

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6 comments on “Layered chocolate brownie bar

  1. thesweetkitten
    November 2, 2011

    Thanks for mentioning my blog 🙂 And how are you doing with NaNoWriMo?

    • alternative eating
      November 2, 2011

      No problem:) Ehem, slowly, only got a 1000 words so far…. My problem is that I always start, and then I get de-motivated:) How are you doing?

  2. Kristina
    November 2, 2011

    I have never tried to make a brownie and love it so much! When my friends are over next time, I will try your recipe, thank you! 😀 I love cooking! And thanks for the link to ‘cozytravels’ – great blog 😀

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