Insanely Good Chocolate Almond Brownies
These brownies were baked twice over the weekend. These are the sort that make people have a bite and go ‘swooooon’ or fall in love with you, or both. If you’ve been a follower of my blog, you know that I rarely use superlatives. I had blogged another simple brownie recipe a few years ago and I call
Servings Prep Time
8serving 20minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
8serving 20minutes
Cook Time
  1. Centre a rack in the oven and preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius / 325F.
  2. Lightly grease with butter an 8″ square tin / baking tray, line with baking paper / parchment paper.
  3. Grease this with butter properly and keep aside.
  4. In a large microwave safe bowl, place the chopped butter and microwave for 50 seconds to a minute until it’s just melted.
  5. Let this butter cool down for a bit, meanwhile get all the other ingredients.
  6. In a small bowl, mix the flour, cinnamon powder, salt, coffee powder with a fork.
  7. To the melted butter, add the cocoa powder and stir very well with a silicon / rubber spatula mixing them well together.
  8. To this, add the eggs, one by one, mixing them well into the mixture. No need to beat and incorporate air into this. Mix in the sugar.
  9. Add the vanilla extract and coffee liquor. Liquor is optional but it does take the taste to a whole new level. IIf you don’t have coffee liquor add an extra table spoon of coffee powder.
  10. Now, add the flour-cinnamon-salt-coffee mix to this and stir well for 2 minutes or so in a round motion to emulsify the mix well (so that butter doesn’t ooze out after baking).
  11. Final step is to add the nuts and chocolate bits. Fold them in and scrape the brownie batter into the parchment lined baking tin.
  12. Bake for 25 minutes until the top appears papery.
Recipe Notes


Do not ignore the following instructions to get perfect pieces.

Remove from oven and cook in the baking tin itself on a rack, for at least 30 minutes.

Slice into 16 squares (2 inches X 2 inches each) – remove from lining paper, place on a tray and chill for 2-3 hours minimum for a fantastic fudgy texture.

Thank you, my dear NA for allowing me to borrow this book and keep it with me for long enough to get inspired to bake with one stick butter.

Dorie Greenspan calls these brownies Tribute-To-Katherine-Hepburn Brownies. If you want to know the connection between Katherine Hepburn and these brownies, check here.

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