Redcurrant and rosemary double chocolate brownies

Redcurrant and rosemary double chocolate brownies

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From
The Herb & Flower Cookbook
Makes
12
Cooking time
35 mins

The mark of a good brownie is that it should be ridiculously gooey in the middle – there is nothing sadder than one that has more in common with cake than it does unbaked batter. This recipe will ensure that the brownies are messy and sticky in the centre, just as they should be. I like the redcurrants and rosemary, which give them the pretence of being a bit more grown up than just chocolaty goodness, but you can leave them out if you simply want a sugary fix.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
300g butter, plus extra for greasing
400g dark chocolate
5 eggs
400g sugar
100g self-raising flour
25g cocoa
50g redcurrants, stalks removed
100g white chocolate, broken into chunks
1 sprig rosemary, leaves only

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease a 30 x 20 cm baking dish. Break the dark chocolate into a heatproof glass bowl and add the butter. Melt the two together by setting the bowl over a pan of boiling water, making sure that the water does not touch the bottom of the bowl. Or you can melt them in the microwave; just keep an eye on it to prevent it from burning.
  2. Meanwhile, beat the eggs and sugar together until light and fluffy. Sift in the flour and cocoa and fold it all together using a metal spoon until well combined. Gently fold in the melted chocolate mixture, followed by the redcurrants, chunks of white chocolate and rosemary leaves.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the prepared dish and bake in the oven for 30–35 minutes. You want the top to look a little like a crust, but the middle to still be gooey and only slightly resemble a cakey consistency. Leave the brownies to cool in the tray for a few minutes before cutting them into squares, then lift them out and set on a wire rack to continue to cool. Just try not to eat them all at once.

Substitute the rosemary with...

  • Mint, thyme or basil.
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