Tuesday, March 22, 2011

TWD: Honey Nut Brownies

I will admit that I almost didn't make these. I'm not a huge fan of honey. Truth be told, I avoid things with honey in them. (baklava is the only exception) And then I was at Michael's today and I saw this adorable 6" square pan. And I had a 40% off coupon. And I realized that I could easily quarter the recipe. And the butter didn't need softening. I think that I had all the signs that I needed that these brownies were in my future.

Cute 6" pan!

I was warned to choose a good honey because it was front and center. I have a jar of wild Maine raspberry honey and I thought it would be a good fit with the chocolate. Chocolate is really a minor player in this recipe. I chose almonds as my nut of choice because I like almonds, but also raspberry/almond/chocolate is a winning combination. Oh, and spilling honey on your cookbook? Losing combination. Sticky pages and loss of good honey is bad.

These were a snap to put together. They made a fairly thin brownie. Mine were cooked at exactly 40 minutes.

I was surprised by how much I liked these. The chocolate was faint but it added a slight bitterness to offset the sweet of the honey. I think the almonds really added to this. I'm shocked to say it, but I can absolutely see making these again.

Yum!

For the recipe and other details, go visit Suzy of Suzy Homemaker. Thanks for letting me stretch my horizons!

14 comments:

Clivia said...

I wish I'd used a good honey. I really liked these too. Love your new pan!

Cakelaw said...

I am so glad that you decided to make these and then liked them. Your brownies look really good.

Pamela said...

The coupon...the pan...it was all meant to be. I used almonds, too. And even though these weren't a favorite, I am glad I tried them.

Lainie said...

Yum indeed! I will have to try these.

Peggy said...

Yours look great. I think I messed up a bit by not using bittersweet chocolate. I thought they were good, but more like cake.

Nicole said...

The combo of raspberry, chocolate and almonds sounds divine! I do like baking with honey but I was unsure about these. I think mine needed to bake longer or something.

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

I wanted to use almonds in mine, but I was out. Yours look great - so glad you liked them! :)

Flourchild said...

MIne are in the oven as I write this!! Yours look great! Im glad you ended up enjoying!!

margot said...

What a great new pan! I bet it will come in handy for scaling back recipes. I had low expectations for these, too, and thought they were pretty good. I wish I'd used a good honey, though, the one you used sounds excellent.

spike. said...

I bet the good honey went a long way in these. Glad you liked them!

Suzy said...

Glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for joining in.

Lauryn said...

they look great!!! Love the pan! So glad you liked them, I enjoyed them too! I came looking for your hamentashen recipe - I am planning on making some this weekend!!!

Kayte said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah, the brownies look really good but I am drooling over that little six inch square pan...I want THAT! Okay, your brownies look great, too.

ricekernel said...

This sounds interesting - I wouldn't have gone for a honey-infused brownie but if it wins over even a honey-disliker, it's worth a shot! They look delicious.