Dark Chocolate Brownies with Rasberries

Who doesn’t love a good brownie!? Especially when they are moist and gooey, this recipe certainly is just that!
They’re devilishly rich, undeniably dense, sweet, tart and would love a glass of milk to wash them down with, or even a cup of tea, YUM! If you love rasberries and dark chocolate as much as me then this diet busting recipe is for you.

Ingredients

• 200g (7oz) good plain chocolate, broken into chunks

• 125g (4½oz) butter, room temperature

• 275g (9¾oz) soft light-brown sugar

• 1 tsp vanilla extract

• 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

• 100g (3½oz) plain flour, sifted

• 2 tbsp cocoa powder, plus extra to dust

• 125g (4½oz) raspberries

How to

Preheat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4.

Butter and line a 20cm (8in) square cake tin with greaseproof paper, allowing the paper to come up over the edges (this will help you remove the brownies).

Put half the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Stir to help it melt then remove and allow to cool a little. Chop the rest into little chips.

Beat the butter and sugar in an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla then the eggs, a little at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold in the flour and cocoa followed by the melted chocolate. Stir in the raspberries and the chocolate chips. Scrape the mixture into the prepared tin.

Bake for 55 minutes until just firm to the touch (the skewer test doesn’t work as the centre is still molten).

Leave the brownies in the tin until warm – they will continue to cook and ‘set’ – then run a knife between the paper and tin and carefully lift the paper out. Sift on a little cocoa powder and cut into nine squares.

I’m not going to lie to you. Waiting for the brownies to cool before cutting is pure torture! I have the patience of a 3 year old in a candy store, so I let the brownies cool for about 30 minutes on the counter then stuck in the refrigerator to speed up the process.

Tips

I added a few white chocolate chips to add colour for the picture above, it gave the brownies an added little twist! 🙂

Louise is a food photographer in Dubai and always looking for yummy recipes to cook for the family and put in front of the camera!