Feeling lovey and looking forward to Valentine's Day? Share these luscious brownies with your friends and sweethearts.
White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Brownies
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup(1 stick) butter
- 2 tbsp. water
- 12 oz. pkg. of Nestle White Chocolate morsels
- 2 tsp. orange extract
- 1 cup + 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 2.25 oz pkg. macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease a 9-inch-square glass or non-stick baking pan.
In a large pan, heat the package of morsels, sugar, butter and water over low heat, stirring constantly, until morsels and butter are melted. Stir vigorously to incorporate the butter and fat from the chocolate. Remove from heat and cool until the mixture is warm, but not hot. Stir in the eggs, one at a time, until thorougly blended. Add the orange extract, flour, baking soda and salt; mix well.
I use a 2 qt. non-stick pan to melt the chocolate mixture and I stir the flour and other dry ingredients directly into the pan. By watching the chocolate carefully and adding the dry goods directly to the pan I save several steps and a dirty dish or two.
Pour into prepared baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out cleanly. Cool.