Wednesday, September 1, 2010

National Honey Month: Honey Chocolate Brownies

September is National Honey Month, so I thought I'd begin posting some chocolate/honey recipes. I'm a huge fan of HONEY, as you know from reading this BLOG. One of my favorite honey places is Beekind in Sebastopol, and they now have a place at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. I love that BeeKind carries honey from all over the Bay Area-- so many microclimates with different vegetation for the bees. Beekind also carries honey from other locales. Great to go in and taste.

This first Honey/Chocolate recipe this month is for Honey Chocolate Brownies. This Recipe won the 2000 Huron County Fair Blue Ribbon. I've adapted it slightly. Just as different cocoa will change the taste of these brownies, so will the honey. Try these brownies with different honey and chocolate combinations.

HONEY CHOCOLATE BROWNIES

1 cup softened sweet butter
½ tsp. Salt
1 ½ cups honey
1 cup flour
3 eggs beaten
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp. Madagascar Vanilla extract
1/3 cup dark cocoa

In mixer, beat butter until creamy.
Slowly add honey, mixing constantly.
Add eggs, vanilla and salt. Add cocoa.
Add flour.
Fold in nuts.
Make sure it is mixed completely.
Pour batter into greased 9x13x2 inch. deep pan and bake at 350* for 30 to 35 minutes.

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