Tuesday 22 December 2009

Christmas Chocolate Cranberry Brownies

Christmas Chocolate Cranberry Brownies

Have a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year!

175g unsalted butter
200g dark chocolate
75g cooked cranberries
75g sifted cocoa powder
100g sifted plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
300g caster sugar
4 large eggs

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Centigrade (Gas Mark 4) and line a 20cm x 30cm baking tin with greaseproof paper.

Melt the butter and the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, mixing gently until smooth. Stir in the cranberries, then remove the mixture from the heat.

Separately, mix the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and sugar. Add this mixture to the other, then stir until it’s all combined well.

Beat the eggs, then mix those in too.

Pour the brownie mix into the baking tin, and place in the oven for around 15 to 20 minutes.

After removing the brownies from the oven, allow them to cool in the tray for half an hour before turning them out onto a chopping board and cutting into squares.

This recipe is originally from the BBC's Countryfile Christmas
Picture of finished brownies from BBC website