*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                               Mocha Brownies
 Recipe By     : Dessert Show
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Baked Goods                      Cookies
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2 1/2  cups          all-purpose flour
      1/2  teaspoon      baking soda
    1      cup           dark brown sugar
      1/2  cup           white sugar
    1      cup           salted butter -- softened
    2      ounces        sweetened baking chocolate
    2      tablespoons   instant coffee
    1      tablespoon    boiling water
    2      large --      eggs
    1      teaspoon      pure vanilla extract
    1      teaspoon      pure almond extract
    1      cup           semisweet chocolate chips
    3      ounces        semisweet chocolate
      1/3  cup           salted butter -- softened
      1/2  cup           slivered almonds
 Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease 8 by 8 inch baking pan. In a medium
 bowl combine flour and soda, mix well with a whisk and set aside. In a large
 bowl, blend brown and white sugars with an electric mixer at medium speed.
 Add butter and mix to form a grainy paste. Melt baking chocolate in double
 broiler. In a small bowl, dissolve espresso in boiling water. Add chocolate
 and coffee to sugar and butter and beat at medium speed until smooth. Add
 eggs, vanilla, and almond extracts and beat until smooth. Scrape down sides
 of bowl and add flour mixture and chocolate chips. Blend at low speed just
 until combined. Do not overmix. Pour batter into prepared
 pan. Bake 35-40 minutes or until toothpick placed in center comes out clean.
 Cool in pan 15 minutes and invert on rack.
 Glaze: Melt together chocolate and butter in double broiler and stir until
 smooth. Spread glaze over brownies and sprinkle with almonds. Cool
 completely before cutting into bars.
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