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Fruited Liqueur Brownies recipe

Chocolate brownies studded with dried fruitsand infused with the liqueur of your choice.

Recipe: Fruited Liqueur Brownies

1/2 cup dried fruit, chop if using largerpieces
3 tablespoons liqueur, your choice – divided use
1/2 cup butter
2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, finely chopped
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped almonds
2 tablespoons powdered sugar

  • In a small bowl combine fruit with 2 tablespoonsliqueur. Let stand for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter over low heat ina medium saucepan. Remove from heat, add chocolate and stir untilmelted. Let stand 10 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350ºF (175ºC).Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour, cocoa,baking powder and salt.
  • Add brown sugar to cooled mixture in saucepan;blend well. Whisk in eggs and vanilla. Stir in dry ingredientsuntil just blended. Stir in soaked dried fruit (undrained) alongwith almonds. Spread in prepared pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes,or until toothpick inserted 2-inches from edge comes out clean.Poke several holes with toothpick evenly into the top of brownies.Brush with remaining 1 tablespoon liqueur. Cool completely onwire rack.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.

    Makes 16 bars.

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