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Brownie with chocolate chunks topped with chocolate icing and a cherry Tried & Tested

Brownies with cherries

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These are the ultimate indulgent brownies.  Enjoy warm with cream fraiche or double cream or amazing with a strong coffee.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:24
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

For the brownies

  • 300g 10⅝ oz Plain chocolate (70% cocoa)
  • 180g 6½ oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 100g 3½ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 80g 2⅞ oz Unrefined dark muscovado sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined dark muscovado sugar
  • 4 4 Egg(s) (free range) medium
  • 1 1 Egg yolk(s) (free range)
  • 115g 4⅛ oz Almonds (ground)
  • 1 1 Salt
  • 115g 4⅛ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
  • 1tsp 1tsp Baking powder
  • 50g 1⅞ oz Milk chocolate chunks
  • 50g 1⅞ oz White chocolate chunks

For the topping

  • Dark chocolate 70% cocoa solids
  • 25g 1 oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 1tbsp 1tbsp Unrefined golden icing sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden icing sugar
  • Cherries fresh, to garnish

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 190°C (170°C fan, 375°F, gas mark 5). Grease and baseline a 30 x 19 x 4 cm.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Place the chocolate and butter in a bowl. Rest the bowl over a pan of gently simmering water. Do not let the bowl touch the water. Leave until the chocolate and butter is melted, stirring occasionally to mix.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 300g 10⅝ oz Plain chocolate (70% cocoa)
    • 180g 6½ oz Butter (unsalted)
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Remove the bowl from the heat and add the sugars. Stir until well combined. Leave to cool for 5 minutes.

    Ingredients for this step

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Add the eggs and egg yolk one by one, beating well after each egg. You should have a dark glossy mixture.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 4 4 Egg(s) (free range) medium
    • 1 1 Egg yolk(s) (free range)
  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Add the ground almonds, salt, flour, baking powder and chocolate chunks. Using a metal tablespoon fold in gently, in a figure of eight movement. Do not over mix.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 115g 4⅛ oz Almonds (ground)
    • 1 1 Salt
    • 115g 4⅛ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
    • 1tsp 1tsp Baking powder
    • 50g 1⅞ oz Milk chocolate chunks
    • 50g 1⅞ oz White chocolate chunks
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Pour the mix into the tin and bake for 20-25 minutes or until set with still a little movement left in the middle. A skewer should be inserted in the middle of the brownies and when remove should be clean but with a few moist crumbs sticking to it.

  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Leave in the tin to cool. When cooled cut into squares.

  8. Classic mode Step 8

    To make the chocolate icing, place the chocolate and butter in a large bowl set oven a pan of simmering water. Heat gently, do not let the water boil rapidly and touch the bottom of the bowl. Heat and stir until the chocolate and better are melted. Remove from the pan and beat in the icing sugar until smooth. Pipe or spoon over the brownie squares and serve with a fresh cherry or raspberries.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 50g 1⅞ oz Plain chocolate (70% cocoa)
    • 25g 1 oz Butter (unsalted)
    • Icing sugar
    • Cherries fresh, to garnish