*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          Almond Blondie Triangles
 
 Recipe By     : Laura Hunter
 Serving Size  : 18   Preparation Time :0:25
 Categories    : Bars And Squares
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         Crust
    1      cup           slivered almonds -- toasted
    2      tablespoons   light brown sugar
    2      tablespoons   butter -- room temperature
                         Blondie
      3/4  stick         butter
    3      ounces        white chocolate, chopped -- into small pieces
    2      large         eggs -- room temperature
      1/2  cup           light brown sugar -- packed
      1/2  cup           granulated sugar
      1/2  teaspoon      baking powder
    2                    tesa          freshly grated lemon peel
      1/2  teaspoon      vanilla
      1/4  teaspoon      almond extract
    1 1/4  cups          flour
      1/4  cup           slivered almonds
 
 Heat oven to 350.  Line an 8 square pan with foil.  Let ends extend
 above pan on 2 sides. Grease foil in pan.
 For crust:  Process toasted almonds in a blender or food processor using
 the on/off button just until finely chopped.  Add sugar and butter and
 process on/off until well mixed.  Press mixture evenly over the bottom
 of the foil lined pan.
 For Blondie:  Melt butter in the microwave or a saucepan over low heat. 
 Off heat, add the white chocolate and let stand 2 minutes.  Whisk until
 smooth.
 Meanwhile beat the eggs, both sugars and baking powder in a medium bowl
 with an electric mixer on high speed until pale and fluffy, about 2
 minutes.  Beat in cooled white chocolate, the lemon peel and extracts. 
 Stir in flour just until blended.
 Spread batter evely over the crust.  Sprinkle with slivered almonds,
 patting almonds down slightly into batter.  Bake 30 to 35 minutes until
 a pick inserted in the center comes out with a moist crumb.  Cool in pan
 on wire rack.
 Lift foil by ends onto a cutting board.  Cut brownies into 9 squares. 
 Cut each square in half diagonally.
                    
 
 
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 NOTES : To Toast Almonds:  Spread in a shallow pan and bake in a 350
 oven for 10 minutes, stirring once or twice, until lightly browned.  Let
 cool completely before chopping.