One bowl, or saucepan: that's all you need. Best recipe ever!! I've made this a few times now, very successfully, and I have promised this brownie to Wee Jock and Bessie's Mum and Dad.
I made a few changes, as per usual. I didn't sprinkle extra chocolate and raspberries over the top of the uncooked brownie. I combined some lovely dark brown muscovado with the caster sugar, as I think it gives a fudgier taste and texture.
I melted the chocolate and butter in a saucepan over a low heat, but you could use a bowl and your microwave. Either way works well. Do sift the flour and cocoa into the batter and if you use frozen raspberries, take them out before you start, so they thaw a little. They can make the warm brownie batter seize if you add them straight from the freezer.
This is a moist and fudgy brownie, which is quick to make and takes less than an hour to bake. This brownie also freezes well.
Raspberry Chocolate Brownie makes 24 pieces
- 200g good dark chocolate, chopped roughly
- 200g unsalted butter, cubed
- 3 eggs
- 1 tspn vanilla extract
- 220g sugar or 1 cup, I used 1/3 brown and 2/3 caster
- 1 cup plain flour, sifted
- 1/3 cup Dutch cocoa, also sifted
- 200g frozen raspberries
Grease and line a slice tin, 16 x 26 cm. Mine was 20 x 30 and it worked perfectly well. Set the raspberries aside to thaw a little, and preheat the oven to 170*C or 150* C fan-forced.
Heat the chocolate and butter gently, and when it is about 3/4 melted take it off the heat and stir till smooth. Cool until it is just warm
Add the 3 eggs and whisk. Add the sugar(s) and whisk till smooth. Add the sifted flour and cocoa.
When that is combined fold, in the raspberries. It is ready when all the raspberries are coated with the brownie batter.
Spoon into the tin and spread evenly, smoothing the top.
Bake for 50 minutes, turn the tin half way through. It should be cooked on top, firm but not wobbly. This brownie is moist and squooshy.
Cool in the tin and then cut with a hot, finely serrated knife.
Serve with cream, or ice-cream, or dusted with sifted icing sugar or drinking chocolate. Maybe a raspberry sauce?? Yum!!