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Chocolate Almond Praline Brownies by Shane Smith

Serves: 12Chef: Shane SmithCategory: CakesChocolateRecipe Course: DessertMachine: MixerTotal time (min.): 50
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These are the ultimate brownies for all the chocolate lovers out there. Topped with a rich dark chocolate ganache and praline powder, Shane’s chocolate almond praline brownies are a decadent sweet treat to elevate any afternoon tea.

Ingredients

For the brownies:

For the ganache topping:

For the almond praline:

Tools

Method

For the brownie batter:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180C/160C fan.
  2. If using the Kenwood Titanium Chef Patissier XL mixer, place the chocolate and butter into the 7ltr EasyWarm bowl and set at 6 to melt the ingredients. Alternatively, you can melt them in a bowl set over a pot of simmering water. Once melted, set aside to cool slightly.
  3. In the bowl of your Kenwood mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk the eggs and sugar together until creamy.
  4. Add the warm melted chocolate and butter. Combine.
  5. Add the sieved flour & cocoa. Mix.
  6. Spoon the batter into a lined 9" square tin.
  7. Spoon on the almond butter and swirl through with a knife.
  8. Top with the chopped almonds and pop into a preheated oven and bake for 25/30mins.

For the praline:

  1. Once dissolved, turn up the heat and cook until a golden caramel colour is reached.
  2. Add the chopped nuts, carefully stir through and spoon out onto a lined baking tray and allow to cool.
  3. Once cold, break up the caramel roughly with a rolling pin and pop this into your Kenwood food processor and blitz until you have a praline powder. You can decide on how chunky you like the texture.
  4. Place in a container and keep at room temperature until needed.
  5. Once the brownie is baked, remove and allow to cool completely.

For the chocolate ganache:

  1. Place the cream into a saucepan and heat, pour this over the chopped chocolate and allow to sit for 5 minutes until the chocolate has dissolved.
  2. Spread the chocolate ganache over the cooled brownie and pop it into the fridge to firm up.

To serve:

  1. Once the ganache is set, portion the brownie into bite-size pieces and sprinkle on the almond praline.