Tuesday, September 22, 2009

White Chocolate Day: White chocolate Brownies with Macadamias

September 22 is White Chocolate Day. White chocolate is really good.. it depends on the quality of the white chocolate, as in any chocolate. I found this recipe on CDKitchen for Insane White Chocolate Brownies with Macadamias. I haven't made this yet, but I have had other recipes for white chocolate. This combination looks divine. What a great way to celebrate the day!

I prefer Askinosie White Chocolate. You'll really taste the difference. Their White Chocolate Bar is 34% Cocoa Butter made from Davao Philippine beans. Main ingredient is their white chocolate is the non-deodorized cocoa butter which is then pressed in their factory. They combine this with goat's milk powder and organic cane juice and then craft it for days in their 85-year old German melanguer. They are one of the only single origin white chocolates in the world!

Insane White Chocolate Brownies with Macadamias

1 cup unsalted butter
10 ounces white chocolate, broken into 1-in. pieces
1 cup sugar
4 teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs
2 cups flour
1 cup macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped (get the freshest*)


After preheating oven to 325 degrees, line bottom and sides of a 13"x 9"x 2" pan with aluminum foil, and lightly grease.

Coarsely chop the butter into Tablespoon-size chunks and place along with white chocolate pieces in double boiler. Cook slowly over low heat, stirring often, until mixture is smooth and without any chocolate lumps.

Once you've removed from the heat, stir in the sugar and vanilla; blend.

Beat eggs with a fork and add to chocolate mix and blend completely. Add flour and nuts, stir until just combined. Do not overmix.

Place batter in the greased pan and bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.

This recipe from CDKitchen for Insane White Chocolate Brownies With Macadamias serves/makes 32


Cal Orey, Author-Intuitive said...

White chocolate has gotten a bad rap. True, not as good for you as dark chocolate (70% cacao) but it's got its virtues, too. I just purchased a package...Wondering what to do with 'em. I was going to try my hand(s) at chocolate-vanilla swirl fudge, but your brownies idea is a good one, too. Pairing white and dark chocolates does work...Chocolatiers do it all of the time. It gives you the best of both flavors in the chocolate world.
author of The Healing Powers of Chocolate

Janet Rudolph said...

Thanks, Cal, and there were a lot of good recipes on Twitter today.. for White Chocolate Day.

Looking forward to your new book on Chocolate.

Anna said...

I can't believe I missed white chocolate day! My favorite white chocolate recipe is the White Chocolate Bread Pudding from Todd English's "Figs" cookbook.