Chocolate and salted almond brownies

  • Petit four
  • 8
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Chocolate and salt make an exciting pairing, perfectly offset here by sweet almonds. A devastatingly good petit four from Frances Atkins to round off a party in style.

First published in 2015




To plate



  • 22cm square baking tin


Heat the oil in a pan and fry the almonds until browned, then season with salt and leave to cool
Heat the oven to 170°C/Gas mark 3. Cream the sugar and eggs together. Melt the butter and stir this in with the flour and cocoa
Melt the chocolate in a microwave or over a pan of simmering water. Add the melted chocolate and salted almonds to the cream mixture and stir in
Tip the mixture into a 22cm square baking tin tray lined with silicone paper, level the top and bake for 30 - 40 minutes. Leave to cool
Cut into small squares and dust with cocoa powder. Arrange on a serving plate and top with a whole almond per square and a little fleck of gold leaf
First published in 2015

The unique beauty of the rolling Yorkshire Dales has long framed Frances Atkins’ creative cooking, offering a stunning backdrop to her creative, spirited and beautifully executed food.

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