I love chocolate and anything made with chocolate. So do most people I know. Passover chocolate desserts generally run the gamut from just okay to really good. This recipe makes really, really good parve Passover brownies.
Make them this year, your family will be ecstatic!
4 ounces bitter-sweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 pound parve margarine
4 extra large eggs
1 cup fine sugar
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/2 teaspoon instant coffee or espresso
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla sugar
7/8 cup matzoh cake meal
1/2 cup toaste, chopped pecan halves, optional
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
Grease an 8x12x2 pan and line with parchment paper.
In a double boiler, place the bitter sweet chocolate and margarine. When melted, remove from heat, stir to be sure it is combined, and set aside.
In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the eggs, sugar, instant coffee, salt, and cinnamon. When well combined, add the chocolate/butter mixture and mix well. Sift in the cake meal and add the chocolate chips and vanilla. Mix until combined.
Place the batter in the prepared pan. If using, sprinkle the chopped pecans over the top and put in the preheated oven. Bake for approximately 50 to 60 minutes or until done.
Cool on wire rack in pan for 1/2 hour then, using parchment paper, remove from pan, carefully remove the parchment paper, and place the brownies on the wire rack. When completely cool, slice into bars.