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Small Bites of Rich Decadence
Sometimes a small, decadent bite of sweetness is all you need to hit the spot after a delicious dinner. Lucini Italia is proud to share our recipe for Rich & Fudgy Mini Brownies, made with our very own high quality olive oil, to complete your meal with a luxurious dessert. The addition of instant espresso and chopped nuts takes these brownies from average to exceptional.
Recipe Servings: 16 portions
Recipe Preparation Time: 0 minutes
Recipe Cook Time: 60 minutes
5 tbsp plus 1 tsp Lucini® Premium Select Extra Virgin Olive Oil®
2 cups sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
5 ounces (five squares) unsweetened baking chocolate, finely chopped
4 large eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon instant espresso coffee (regular or decaf)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans, almonds, or walnuts (optional)
Line 8 by 8 inch baking pan with foil and oil with 1 teaspoon Lucini® Premium Select Extra Virgin Olive Oil®. Set aside. Mix together next 4 ingredients and set aside. Melt chocolate in a double boiler over hot (not boiling) water, stirring occasionally. Whisk in extra virgin olive oil, then eggs, mixing well. Whisk in coffee and vanilla. With a wooden spoon, blend in dry ingredients and mix well. If desired, add 1/2 cup nuts to batter.
Spoon into prepared pan. (Sprinkle remaining nuts on top.) Bake at 350 degrees, 1 hour, or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out almost clean. (Do not overbake or brownies will be dry.)
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