Butter and dark brown sugar form the basisof these unbeatable English Toffee Brownies. Scrumptious enoughto tempt even the most die-hard chocolate brownie fan these beautiesare finished off with a delicate sprinkling of chopped walnuts.
Recipe: English Toffee Bars
1 cup butter, softened 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed 1 large egg yolk 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons water 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 375º F (175ºC). Lightly butter a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan.
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer,beat together 1 cup butter with brown sugar until light and fluffy.Beat in egg yolk and vanilla. Stir flour into butter and sugarmixture until well blended.
Pat mixture into pan, using wet hands,if necessary, to make an even layer. Bake about 25 minutes oruntil golden. Remove pan from oven; place upon a wire rack.
Meanwhile, combine chocolate chips, 2tablespoons each butter and water in top of a double boiler.Melt over simmering water, stirring until smooth. Spread chocolatemixture over hot baked layer and immediately sprinkle with nuts.Continue to cool 15 minutes, then cut into bars. Cool completely,then refrigerate pan briefly to harden the brownies.
Makes 32 brownies.
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