Black Forest Chocolate Brownies

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It really is the best time of year for fresh fruit and my absolute favourites have to be blackberries and cherries. I am putting them in everything at the moment. When deciding on what to make I couldn’t decide between my favourites; a black forest gateau and brownies. I decided I could mix the two and enjoy something delicious and I’m sure it’s technically apart of your five a day.

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 These brownies are still that happy squidgy consistency but with a crispy cracked top and with plenty of fruit is you always get blackberries and cherries in every slice.

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Ingredients
-250g unsalted butter at room temperature
-200g soft brown sugar
-100g caster sugar
-1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
-3 medium eggs
-1 egg yolk
-200g dark chocolate
-120g plain flour
-80g cocoa powder
-pinch of salt
½ teaspoon of baking powder
-100g of fresh cherries and remove the pip
-80g blackberries

Method
-Line and lightly grease a 20 x 30cm cake tin.
-Preheat the oven to 180ºC/160 fan/350ºF.
-Chop the cherries in to quarters and the blackberries in half. Dry them off with kitchen paper.
-Melt the chocolate in a microwave or over hot water. Once melted set aside to cool.
-By hand or in a mixer cream together the butter, sugars and vanilla until light and fluffy.
-Add the eggs and the extra yolk (the extra yolk really helps get a crisp top to the brownie). Mix in for a few minutes until fully combined.
-Add the cooled melted chocolate and mix
-Sieve in the flour, a pinch of salt, baking powder and the cocoa powder and mix until combined.
-Remove from the mixer and add the fruit and gently stir in by hand.
-Pour the mix into the tin and bake for 40-50 minutes. Add an extra 10 if you want it to have a firm set.
-Remove from the tin and allow to cool on a wire wrack for at least a few seconds before cutting in and enjoying.

 Enjoy when it’s still warm with ice cream or cream.

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 Absolutely delicious!

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 I’m entering this into bake of the week. You can see what other bloggers are baking by clicking here this month it’s being run by Jen’s Food.

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I am entering these delicious brownies into the The Great British Blackberry Recipe Round Up being hosted by Farmersgirl Kitchen and Lavender and Lovage.
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16 Comments Add yours

  1. Janie says:

    Yum! I’m a beggar for eating cake batter raw from the bowl, and I reckon I’d be in heaven with a bowl of this mix!
    Off to pin for later…
    Janie x

    1. Sew White says:

      I haven’t tried eating it raw but I might have to take your advice and go for it 🙂

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Oh heavens, yes please! Pass us a plate of these beauties will you?!

    1. Sew White says:

      Of course Elizabeth 🙂 Plate is ready when you are x

  3. Jen says:

    Oh wow they look so good, I’ll take a plateful please 😉 thanks for linking up with #BakeoftheWeek

    1. Sew White says:

      *virtual plate for you* Thank you for running the link up 🙂 x

  4. Razana says:

    Looks really yummy!!

  5. These brownies sound awesome. Love Blackforest and it looks like these work really well.x

    1. Sew White says:

      Thank you! You are so sweet. I need to make another batch 🙂

  6. Isabella says:

    These look like heaven on a plate!! Absolutely gorgeous!

    1. Sew White says:

      Thank you 🙂 That is so sweet of you to say. They were so delicious x

  7. I often think that Brownies need something else to liven them up – I reckon the blackberries and cherries here are just about perfect. Thanks so much for joining in with #bakeoftheweek x

    1. Sew White says:

      Thank you so much for having me Helen x
      Blackberries and cherries with chocolate just work so well. Totally meant to be.

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