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French Lavender Brownies


This is a very easy and fast recipe. I found it in one of the many French food magazines I buy every time I visit this beautiful country. And even though my French skills desperately need some updating, it turned out surprisingly well. I changed and adapted this recipe a little bit, but I’d still like to give full credit to the lovely French “Elle à Table” magazine.

Ingredients: 200 g dark chocolate, 200 g butter, 200 g sugar, 4 eggs, 100 g flour, 80-100 g ground almond or hazelnut, icing sugar and lavender flowers.

Melt butter and chocolate in a pot over low heat and let it cool. Beat eggs and sugar until the mass turns almost white, or at least 4 minutes. Add the chocolate butter mix, flour and ground almond or hazelnut and mix well. Use a square brownies tin and bake for about 20 minutes at 180 degrees. Decorate with icing sugar and Lavender flowers.


Autumn


Dear readers, first of all I want to thank you for commenting, linking and showing interest in my blog, even when I was not posting anything for so long. Also thank you foodgawker and tastespotting for sending so much traffic to my blog.

I have been away for a while, because the last 8 weeks have been filled with sad events that took my breath away and stopped me from wanting to write about happy things. However, as always, the beauty of life itself – which can be found in so many things that are connected to food and nature – has been a great solace to me.

So today I just want to share some autumn photos with you, and I promise I will be back with another recipe soon.