Chocolate Almond Brownies
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all purpose flour
slivered almonds, toasted
almond paste (not marzipan)
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
Chop up almonds paste into small pieces, add to flour mixture.
Heat shortening and chocolate in 3-quart saucepan over low heat.
Beat eggs and sugar until light.
Add cooled chocolate mixture to eggs and sugar.
Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture.
Spread into a greased 9 x 13 pan.
Bake until brownies begin to pull away from the sides of pan, about 30 minutes. Do not overbake.
Cool slightly. Cut into bars, about 2 x 1 1/2 inches.
195 calories per brownie.
If using self rising flour, omit baking powder and salt.