Happy Saturday! It’s a sunny day which is always better I think! Now, would you believe me if I told you it was June 2015 when I last posted something about baking. I was shocked and appalled really. It’s half of the reason why I started my blog – books and bakes. Two great loves in my life. Also, where has that five years gone?! Well, during my time at home I’ve gravitated towards baking things again and I have to say, I’ve really enjoyed it.
Today I wanted to share with you my chocolate and cherry brownies. They’re a warm chocolatey delight. I hope you love them!
225 light muscovardo sugar
50g cocoa powder
100g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
200g cherries – without the stones
50g milk chocolate
100g dark chocolate
Firstly, preheat your oven to 180 degrees. We need to get that nice and hot so we have an easy bake. Then line a baking tin with parchment paper or tin foil. A 20cm tin is ideal but it just depends on the size you want your brownies.
On a low heat, melt the butter, sugar and dark chocolate in a pan. I find that it combines better if you keep stirring whilst on the heat. It also means it doesn’t burn the bottom of your pan.
Once melted, add the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and combine this wet and dry together. I stir in a circular motion, right to left and then up the middle so you’ve got an even mix. Add the eggs and repeat the stirring process until everything is combined.
Then add the cherries you have so lovingly halved and stoned along with the milk chocolate. Try and mix together so you’ve got a spread of cherry and chocolate.
Pour all the mixture into your lined tin. Smooth over the top for an even finish. Bake for 20 minutes initially, but it won’t need more than 25. You’re looking for a mix that is set but there’s still an element of gooeyness in the middle. Soft and squidgy is best.
Once baked, remove and leave to cool. If you can’t wait – enjoy! I prefer my brownies warmed too.
Just a little treat for Saturday. Hopefully there won’t be another almost five year gap in between this post and my next Baked Bits post.
Stay safe all. BL xx