27 November 2012

Tri-Level Brownies

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Tri-Level Brownies
Tri-Level Brownies

These brownies make an elegant presentation, but are remarkably easy.  Do I have to say they are delicious too?



For best cutting results, I find using a bench scraper works much better than a knife

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Tri-Level Brownies



Tri-Level Brownies



Crust Layer:

  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
Brownie Layer:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted then cooled
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 + 1/8 tsp. baking powder
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Frosting Layer:

  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tbs hot water
  • 9 Reserved walnut halves



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly spray a 9 x 9-inch pan.

Mix together all the crust ingredients; press evenly into pan.  Bake for 10 minutes.

For the brownie layer, beat together the sugar, melted butter, melted chocolate and the egg.  Mix well.  Stir the flour, baking powder and salt together; stir into sugar/chocolate mixture along with the milk and vanilla.  Combine well.  Fold in the nuts.

Spread the batter evenly over the crust.  Bake for 20 minutes.  Cool completely on rack.

Prepare frosting by melting butter and chocolate in a saucepan over a low heat; stir well.  Add the confectioner's sugar (I sifted mine), the vanilla and the hot water.  Stir until smooth.  Spread over cooled brownies and let frosting set.

Cut into 9 bars.  Decorate the center of the bar with a walnut half.

Makes 9  brownies.




Tri-Level Brownies
Tri-Level Brownies



5 comments:

Medeja said...

Gorgeous! I think I wouldn't cut it, I would just finish it alone :D

Judith Hannemann said...

I sure love that idea Medeja LOL

Vegan Magic said...

Oh my goodness! They look insanely delicious and the pictures are perfect. What an inspiration!

Judith Hannemann said...

I think they could be made vegan LOL--with coconut oil maybe? And I am so flattered by your comment & compliment...your blog is so beautiful and you are a true artist!!!
xoxoxo

Peter Block said...

Judith, these looked so fun that I included them in my Friday Five over @ Feed Your Soul Too. thx for submitting. http://www.feedyoursoul2.com/2013/10/friday-five-chocolate-addition.html