Reading and Recipes

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Made this for DD1s birthday cake. Currently I am, apparently, the best parent in the world. But then she has just become a teen, and is starting to realise that chocolate may well become a big part of her world....

Cherry Brownie

Doesn’t *have* to be cherries – especially as they aren’t that obvious in the finished brownie….. Although if you want a stiffer brownie you can put them in whole with the chocolate chips at the end of the recipe (warning – they *will* sink  )

½ cup soy yogurt
1 cup soya mylk (again, plamil preferred)
1 cup cherries, from a jar of ‘cherries in syrup or juice’ (we used some from Lidl)
1 ½ cup granulated sugar
1 cup sunflower oil
2 Tbsp bourbon (or any whiskey, but bourbon works best)
2 ¼ cup self raising flour
½ cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 1/3 cup chocolate chips (plamil are the preferred choice, but M&S dark chips work well too)

Mix yogurt, cherries, soya mylk, sugar, oil and bourbon in a large bowl. Beat well.
Gradually add in (pref. sifted to get rid of any lumps) flour, cocoa, baking powder and bicarb. Mix a lot so that you end up with a smooth batter.
Mix through chocolate chips.

Pour into a bottom lined 8x8 or 9x9 tin. Set oven to 180 degrees Celcius and bake for 25 mins, reduce temp to 150 degrees Celcius and bake for a further 20 mins, or until a skewer comes out clean (you may need to check in a couple of places to be sure that it isn’t just melted chocolate….). If you can turn off the oven and leave brownies to cool in there (but will still cool just fine in its tin on a rack as well)

Serve - well, we just ate it... there were plans to 'black forest' it, but they didn't happen....


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