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I love cherries and I also love chocolate, so these cherry brownies were always going to go down well in our household!
It is currently British cherry season too so now is a great time to try out this recipe. Not only do they taste great though they are also a great source of fibre, vitamins and minerals, including potassium, calcium, vitamin A and folic acid. They are also a great antioxidant too.
In this house they don’t last long! It is not an unusal site to see someone with the punnet of cherries and a bowl for the stone.
Most people enjoy them straight out of the punnet but they also make a great fruit in lots of deserts too such as cakes, crumbles and strudels.
If you are a fan of cherries and chocolate why not give this easy cherry brownie recipe a go.
- 200g (7oz) dark chocolate, roughly chopped
- 150g (5oz) unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
- 2 tsp vanilla paste or extract
- 150g (5oz) golden caster sugar
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 75g (3oz) plain flour
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 100g fresh cherries, stone removed and cut in half
- 1 tsp salt
- 100g dark chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 180 (fan 160)/350 f or gas mark 4. Grease a 19cm square shallow baking tin and line the base with baking paper.
- Melt the chopped chocolate, butter and vanilla together in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water, making sure the surface of the water does not touch the bowl. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar, then leave to cool for a few minutes.
- Beat in the eggs, then sift in the flour, cocoa and salt and fold it until the mixture is smooth and glossy.
- Stir in the chocolate chips and cherries
- Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and level the top. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, or until the top starts to crack but the centre remains gooey. Turn off the oven and leave the brownies inside for a further 5 minutes before removing.
- Leave to cool completely in the tin.
- Cut the brownies into 16 small squares and remove from the tin.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days
You can check out our other delicous sweet recipes here.
This post is an entry for the BritMums #lovefreshcherries Challenge, sponsored by Love Fresh Cherries. We received a cherry stoner and £10 Tesco voucher for ingredients to create this post.