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Indulgent chocolate and cherry brownies

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3.333 stars based on 3 ratings

These little brownies are wonderfully light and perfect for a chocolate fix.

Key Information

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  • Serves:36
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

  • 300g 10⅝ oz Dark chocolate
  • 250g 8⅞ oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 4 4 Egg(s) (free range)
  • 200g 7⅛ oz Unrefined light muscovado sugar (we like Billington's) Unrefined light muscovado sugar
  • 40g 1½ oz Cocoa powder
  • 1½tsp 1½tsp Mixed spice
  • 70g 2½ oz Plain wholemeal flour (we like Allinson) Plain wholemeal flour
  • 200g 7⅛ oz Glacé cherries roughly chopped

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  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (170°C fan, gas mark 4).  Line the 23cm x 29 cm tin with baking parchment .

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Melt the chocolate in a bowl with the butter over a simmering pan of water. Alternatively this can be melted in the microwave.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 300g 10⅝ oz Dark chocolate
    • 250g 8⅞ oz Butter (unsalted)
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Whisk the eggs with the sugar for 3 – 5 minutes until it turns to a nice caramel colour, thickened and leaves a slight trail when the whisk is lifted.

    Ingredients for this step

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Fold the melted chocolate into the egg mixture gently.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Sieve the cocoa powder with the mixed spice into a bowl, add the flour together with the cherries and toss them evenly in the flour. Fold the floured cherries into the chocolate thoroughly using a metal spoon.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 40g 1½ oz Cocoa powder
    • 1½tsp 1½tsp Mixed spice
    • 70g 2½ oz Plain wholemeal flour (we like Allinson) Plain wholemeal flour
    • 200g 7⅛ oz Glacé cherries roughly chopped
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Pour into the lined tin. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a skewer comes out with a few moist crumbs still clinging on. Allow to cool in the tin.

  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Cut into 36 squares and package in a gift box or cellophane bag to give as gifts.