Chocolate amaretto brownies

Yield: 12 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Shortening
4 ounces Sq unsweetened chocolate
2 cups Sugar
4 eaches Eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons Amaretto/almond-flavor
1½ cup Flour
½ teaspoon Salt
1 each Recipe Amaretto Frosting
1 x Handful sliced almonds
¼ cup Butter or margarine
2 tablespoons Half-and-half
1 ounce Sq unsweetened chocolate
1 dash Salt
2½ cup Powdered sugar, sifted
2 tablespoons Amaretto

~--------------------------AMARETTO FROSTING-+--------------------------- ~--------------------------AMARETTO FROSTING-+--------------------------- Note: ⅔ cup powdered baking cocoa can be substituted for the chocolate uares. Combine shortening (Crisco butter-flavored is good, or I've used rgarine be cholesterol-conscious) and chocolate in heavy saucepan; place er low heat, stirring constantly, until combined. Remove from heat and ol.

Stir in eggs and amaretto. Combine flour and salt; add to creamed xture, stirring well. Pour batter into a lightly greased 13 x 9 x 2" king pan. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes; cool. Frost with Amaretto osting, sprinkle with sliced almonds (or arrange in flowery patterns, to fancy). Cut into squares. Note: 3 Tbs powdered baking cocoa can be substituted for chocolate uares. Combine butter & chocolate in a heavy saucepan; place over low at and stir constantly until melted.

Stir in half and half. Add wdered sugar, salt Amaretto, stirring until smooth. Yield: Enough osting for 2 dozen brownies. (Original recipe from Gayle Scott, esapeake, VA)

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