Cherry & Chocolate Brownies

It’s bake off time and I need cake 🙂

I love The Great British Bake Off. I’ve never missed a series, and I love that the format has never changed (but I was so sad when it went from the BBC and we lost Mary Berry as a judge). I like Pru, but Mary is my Queen! I always make sure that I have something sweet in hand whilst I’m watching GBB as the cravings hit hard! I usually have an idea who is going to win, although I’m not sure this year. What do you think?

This recipe is Jamie Oliver’s, although I add more cherries than he does as I like loads of them. His recipes also calls for Pecans, however my husband isn’t a fan so they didn’t go in.

Let me know how it goes for you.

Love, Natalie x

Ingredients:

130 g butter
150 g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
75 g cherries
225 g caster sugar
55 g cocoa powder
75 g plain flour
¾ teaspoon baking powder
3 large free-range eggs
50 g milk or dark chocolate , optional

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/gas 4. Line a 20cm square baking tin (or the equivalent) with greaseproof paper.
  2. Melt the butter and dark chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (don’t let the bowl touch the water).
  3. Destone the cherries and roughly chop them. Stir into the melted chocolate, then take off the heat.
  4. In another bowl, add the sugar, then sift in the cocoa powder, flour and baking powder. Add to the melted chocolate mixture and stir till well combined.
  5. Beat the eggs and mix in. Roughly chop and stir through the milk or dark chocolate (if using).
  6. Transfer the mixture to the tin, then bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes. You want them a little gooey in the middle.
  7. Remove from the oven and cool in the tray, before cutting into squares.

 

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