This yummy dessert is really easy to make. Taking the time to make everything from scratch guarantees great results, but store-bought ingredients can be used instead. Add slices of fresh strawberries when they are in season to make this treat extra-special.
Servings 2-3 Servings
For The Brownies:
2cupssemi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/4cupsall purpose flour
For the Whipped Cream:
a splash of vanilla extract
For the Toasted Almonds:
1/2cupof slivered almonds
For the Parfait:
1cupfresh whipped cream
To Make the Brownies
Set a double-boiler over medium-low heat. Alternatively, you can set a bowl over a pan that has been filled halfway with water.
Add the chocolate chips and butter, and stir gently to combine. As the ingredients melt the mixture should become glossy. If the heat is too high, the chocolate will burn and become dull.
Once the chocolate has melted, remove it from the heat. Then stir in the flour, sugar, eggs, and baking powder. Stir to combine.
Spread the mixture evenly into a greased 13"x9" pan.
Bake at 350 F for 25-30 minutes. When you poke the middle with a cake-tester there should be moist (not wet) crumbs on it.
Allow the brownies to cool before eating.
To Make the Fresh Whipped Cream:
Add the heavy cream to a deep mixing bowl, along with the sugar and vanilla. Beat with a hand-mixer until the cream becomes thick and forms soft peaks.
How to Toast Almonds:
Place a small non-stick pan over medium heat, and add the slivered almonds. Toast until the almonds are fragrant and slightly golden. Do not leave the pan unattended, as the almonds can burn easily.
How to Assemble the Parfait:
Cut a few brownies into small, bite-size, pieces. Layer these pieces with spoonfuls of whipped cream, being sure to sprinkle the toasted almonds over each layer. Top with more whipped cream and almonds, and enjoy!
This brownie recipe has been adapted from the recipe shown on the back of the Hershey's Chipits pure semi-sweet chocolate chips 2.4kg bag.
Recipe from In Search Of Yummy-ness https://insearchofyummyness.com/how-to-make-brownie-parfaits/