According to the latest fashion news the color brown is completely updated and out of style. The new color to use is green! So paint your house green, buy green clothes and most of all cook and bake green goodies!
Well I just made that up, but I allways felt bownies should be allowed to have other colors other than brown (and no, blonde is not an actual color)!
I get a lot of ideas constantly, I usually carry arround a small notebook where I write ideas for future sweet creations. Sometimes I'm inspired by an ingredient, a book, a smell, a person... Sometimes I have a clear image of what I want to do, sometimes improvisation is my commis. Sometimes I don't know what to name the ideas I have , sometimes the name itself is the idea...
For these greenies I just had the name. I just wanted to make a green brownie just so I could name it greenie! And in my world that's a perfectly good reason to bake something!
GREENIES (White chocolate & Pistachio brownies)
- ½ cup all purpose flour
- 2/3 cup ground pistachios (in the food processor)
- 60 gr butter (2.1 oz – ½ stick)
- 100 gr (3.5 oz) white chocolate
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- ½ tsp almond extract
- ¼ tsp salt
- A few drops green food colouring (optional)
- A handful whole toasted pistachios (optional)
Melt the butter and chocolate in the microwave. Be careful because white chocolate burns very easily, so make sure you check it often. Once melted add the sugar and almond extract and mix well, then add the eggs, one by one. Combine the flour, salt and pistachios and mix in, just until it’s all incorporated. Add now the whole pistachios and food colouring if using. Bake in preheated oven at 180ºC (350ºF) until done but still moist in the center.
This is a small batch and I’ve baked it in a loaf pan (with oil spray), so it was probably half an usual brownie recipe. Just double everything to bake it in a square pan if you'd like.
I loved them! I was worried they would be too sweet because of the white chocolate, but no. The texture and flavour given by the pistachios was really what I was expecting, plus I love their Shrek look! Next time I'll add chocolate chunks and maybe some orange zest... Oh my I can't wait!
Green is the color of hope, so I hope you like them!