No matter whether you like brownies that are chewy and fudgy or cakey and light, with dark chocolate or white, with nuts or bits of dried fruit, the brownie reigns supreme and is perfect as a Valentine's Day treat.
2Melt chocolate and butter in a glass bowl set over simmering water.
3Sift together flour, sugar, and baking powder. Stir chocolate mixture into the flour mixture. Whisk eggs in. Pour into a 12x9" baking pan. Sprinkle nuts on top, pressing slightly into batter.
4Bake 40 minutes or until the edges become slighty crisp and the brownie has risen about 1/4". (Even when the brownie is properly baked, it will test gooey with a toothpick in the center.) Let cool 30 minutes.
5Combine water and preserves in a medium saucepan, whisking well. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Boil 2 minutes.
6USing a pastry brush, pat glaze over brownies.
7Place brownies the freezer 3 to 4 hours. Remove from freezer, let stand 10 minutes ad slice