Finally something Joey doesn’t like! And no I’m not posting the recipe for something completely strange and disturbing! He doesn’t like the cranberries! Woooo! For once a pan of brownies has lasted more than 24 hours, and I think they’re phenomenal!
They’re easy like brownies should be, they’re quick to make, they’re full of chocolate, turn out so light and fluffy, and they make a big pan. One big enough to last through a weeks’ worth of chick flicks and the ‘so this is Christmas’ commercial’ (maybe only one shot at the commercial, and maybe not the whole thing, since I can’t make it through 3 seconds of it without bawling like a baby and covering my ears).
And they’re all mine!
Double Chocolate and Cranberry Brownies
110g (4oz) good dark chocolate, melted
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
4 eggs, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
60g (2oz) white chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
Preheat the oven to 350. Melt the dark chocolate in a double boiler or 15 second bursts in the microwave and set aside to cool slightly. Grease and flour a 9×13 cake tin.
Beat together the butter and sugar on medium speed until it is very pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time, making sure each egg is incorporated before adding the next. Beat in the chocolate and vanilla.
In a small bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Whisk with a flour to combine. Add the cranberries and white chocolate to the flour mixture and toss to distribute them evenly in it.
Mix the dry ingredients into the wet, stirring gently until they’re incorporated (about 15-20 turns of the bowl). Scrape the batter out into the pan and spread it out as evenly as you can. If you want your edges to end up completely even with the centre, spread the batter a bit higher around all of the edges.
Bake for 30 – 35 minutes (until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean). Let them cool slightly and eat the warm brownies topped with a scoop of ice cream.