Sunday, 13 May 2012

Dark Indulgent Chocolate and Cherry Brownies

This week's Weekly Bake Off choice was a chocolate and walnut brownie recipe. Not being a big fan of walnuts, I was initially just going to replace them with pecan nuts, and I'm sure that would have been a very nice substitution. However, I recently made some chocolate biscuits with sour, dried cherries in them, and they were probably the nicest biscuits I've ever made! So the choice was made - chocolate and cherry brownies it would be.
I halved the ingredients specified in the book after seeing just how much chocolate was involved - MB is not shy with the size of her bakes! I did a direct substitution for the walnuts, and used the same weight of cherries as I would have walnuts.

The recipe was fairly straightforward - I was a bit worried by the rather small amount of flour in the recipe, but the brownies turned out really well - they are a good moist bake, and the bitter cherries set off the chocolate very well (this may have been a bit too sweet otherwise I think). And even though the cherries are dried, they become moist during the baking. 

7 comments:

  1. Nice substitution, they sound divine.

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  2. They look amazing and I'm just going to have to bake them sometime soon. The combination of flavours is making my mouth water at the mere thought of it.

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  3. Looks absolutely beautiful! I would love to try some.

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  4. Ooh, chocolate brownies with sour cherries sound amazing! What a great combination and much more appetising than walnuts.

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  5. Thanks! Chocolate and cherry is my new favorite taste combination!

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  6. Super use of chocolate. It would be great if you linked it up to this week's Food on Friday: Chocolate

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