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Marzipan Brownies

3 oz. unsweetened chocolate
1/2 c. butter
3/4 c. flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
Dash of salt
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. almond extract
7 oz. marzipan

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place chocolate and butter in a saucepan and heat over hot water until melted. Removed from heat, stir and then set aside to cool slightly. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. Stir sugar into chocolate mixture and add eggs, 1 at a time, stirring after each addition. Add almond extract. Blend in flour mixture. Evenly spread 1/2 of the batter into a greased 8 inch square pan. Set aside. Soften marzipan and roll out into an 8 inch square. Place marzipan on top of batter in pan. Gently spread remaining batter evenly over marzipan layer. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool and cut into 2 inch squares. Yield 16 brownies.

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