White Chocolate Lemon Brownie

i'm two months old in US and being in dearth of a real job i am always on the look out for things to-do to engage myself in those afternoons which seem unbearably long....  so... that is how i chanced upon the recipe cards from Giant Eagle.....

and since it was a friend's birthday..... yesterday i tried out the white chocolate-lemon brownie ..... and believe me they were absolutely YUM !!  soft, moist and chewy....  these brownies were a real treat...   so while i munched on last piece of the brownie i thought i should share the recipe with you all.... just in case you haven't come across it as yet....

Ingredients for the brownies

6 tbsp butter (about 85gms)
11/2(4 oz) bars high quality white chocolate, cut into small pieces (I used Hershey's cookies and cream bar)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2  eggs (i replaced this with 1/2 cup soft tofu pureed)
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp grated lemon jest
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cups flour

White Chocolate Icing:
1/2 (4-oz) high quality white chocolate (/ Hershey's cookies and cream)
3 tsp milk

For the Brownies:
  • Preheat oven to 350F /180C. Grease 8x8-inch baking pan with butter.
  • Combine 1 bar(4 oz) of white chocolate and butter and microwave for a minute or until the butter has melted.
  • In a mixing bowl beat the eggs/tofu and sugar until creamy.(with tofu this was really easy !)
  • Beat in the melted chocolate-butter cream into this.
  • Next beat in lemon juice, zest and salt to the batter.
  • Add flour and  beat until just combined.
  • Stir in the remaining 1/2 bar of white chocolate pieces and pour the batter into the greased pan. 
  • Bake for 22 to 25 mins. if you are using eggs then you can check the doneness the usual way... i.e a wooden toothpick inserted should come out clean. If you are using tofu then the toothpick inserted should come out with moist crumbs and not clean.
  • Remove from pan and let it cool for atleast two hours before you proceed with the icing.

For the icing:
  • Break 1/2 bar of white chocolate into small pieces (cutting the pieces with a fork is easy);  add milk to it and microwave for 15seconds. Stir the combination into a smooth paste and pour it over the brownie. Cool completely before cutting them into pieces. 
  • And now your brownies are ready to be enjoyed !

Happy Baking !!

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