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Let's try bars this time!

I was quite bored at home, craving for something sweet to eat again. Seems like I'm starting to have a sugar addiction..my system gets restless if I can't eat anything sweet in a day!! Will I get diabetes from this?!

Since I can't help myself, and my hands are itching to bake anyway, I've thought about trying bars this time. There was this recipe from a cookbook that I planned to try when time and money allows me, now I think it's about time to try this out. They call it Cafe Bars.

The recipe actually calls for a coffee liquor, since we don't have it available at home, and I don't have the time to check on it in malls, I decided to make a homemade coffee liquor, which recipe I found on this site: http://liquor.suite101.com/article.cfm/homemade_coffee_liquor_recipe.

Like the usual brownie procedure, I melted the butter and mixed cocoa with it in medium heat, removed mixture from heat and added sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour, coffee powder, salt and folded in the peanuts (It was supposed to be walnuts, but it's kinda expensive, I can't buy 'em in grams in one shop here, I'll try to check for other shops though. It doesn't matter, they're still nuts). So here's how it looked like in a 10"x13" pan..



Baked for 45-50 minutes at 350 F, and.. tadaa!



I then brushed the top with my homemade coffee liquor, and drizzled it with sugar frosting only. (They're supposed to be drizzled with coffee liquor frosting also, but since my homemade coffee liquor looks kinda brownish black instead of the caramel color that it's supposed to look like due to the added coloring, I didn't frost the bar with it anymore). Anyway, here's how it looks like already frosted..



I'm a frustrated commercial model. Hahaha!



The bar has a bittersweet taste from the sugar and the cocoa + coffee incorporated in it. All in all, this is a bar that every sweet toothed and coffee addict creatures will love.



Note: This is already self explanatory but I just want to share it here. Brownie recipes and the like usually melts the butter together with the cocoa over heat simply because a melted butter with a dissolved cocoa can be incorporated properly and easily in mixture, leaving no lumps, and makes a smooth batter.

Comments

abnkkbsnplakono said…
Can you sen me the recipe? I'm a self taught baker too an would like to try this one...
BeRRy HaLLey said…
sure.. what's your email add?
youronlinetutor said…
hi there! your recipe looks really yummy. can i ask for a copy of the recipe of these bars? thanks, thanks!

this is my email, francisco.archie@gmail.com

god bless!
BeRRy HaLLey said…
recipe sent :)
i hope you'll like it.

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