SOOOO believe it or not this simple treat happens to be my most favorite. Cliche I know! Brownies are just sooooo versatile!!! you can add anything to them and eat them with like 1000000 different toppings…. ice cream, custard, cream, caramel AAANNNNYYTHING its one of those things that a can only get better haha! Not to mention you can make them healthy and they still taste GREAT!
So this is my most reliable recipe, its Jamie Olivers and tbh ever since I knew what cooking meant I’ve always LOVED everything Jamie did, I just absolutely trust his recipes and I feel like his recipes are really flexible and a little shabby which is ABSOLUTELY my style in the kitchen!
before I go ahead and share his recipe I’m just wanted to say I added some sunflower seeds and coconut flakes instead cos I didn’t have almonds or cherries. But remember those are just ~optional~ and you can add whatever you have cos like I said, brownies can only get better haha!
Lets get baking!
200g quality dark chocolate
250g unsalted butter
75g dried sour cherries
50g chopped nuts
80g cocoa powder
65g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
4 large eggs
1.Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas 4. Line a 24cm square baking tin with greaseproof paper.
2.Snap the chocolate into a large bowl, add the butter and place over a pan of simmering water, until melted, stirring regularly. Stir through the cherries and nuts (if using).
3.Sift the cocoa powder and flour into a separate bowl, add the baking powder and sugar, then mix together.
4.Add the dry ingredients to the chocolate, cherry and nut mixture and stir together well. Beat the eggs, then mix in until you have a silky consistency.
5.Pour the brownie mix into the baking tin, and place in the oven for around 25 minutes. You don’t want to overcook them so, unlike cakes, you don’t want a skewer to come out clean ‚the brownies should be slightly springy on the outside but still gooey in the middle.
6.Allow to cool in the tray, then carefully transfer to a large chopping board and cut into chunky squares. Delicious served with a dollop of creme fresh or yoghurt mixed with some orange zest.