Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Fudgy Raspberry Brownies

I am always in search a my new "favorite" brownie, it has to be fudge, moist and most of all chocolaty. Usually I am a purist and like to eat them plain with no chips, chunks, or additions but this time I thought as it was summer and berries are everywhere that I would combine my new favorite brownie and raspberries which happen to be my favorite berry. The deep rich chocolate with the burst of juicy berries is scrumptious.

This recipe could not be easier as you basically make it in one pot and then pour it into the prepared pan. 

Fudgy Raspberry Brownies
Recipe from Belle of the Kitchen

1 cup unsalted butter
8 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chunks, bars or chips
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste
5 eggs
1/3 cup dark cocoa powder
2/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-2 cups fresh or frozen berries

Preheat oven to 350. Prepare a 9 x 13 pan with cooling spray or oil, then set aside. In a medium sauce pan place butter and let it melt a little then add the chocolate. Melt the butter and the chocolate, stirring until smooth. Set aside the chocolate and let is cool for a little bit. Then whish in the sugar and the vanilla until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time making sure each is incorporated. 

In a medium bowl sift together the salt, cocoa and the flour. Whisk into the chocolate mixture until just combined. Gently fold in some of the berries, then pour mixture into pan. Dot the top with the rest of the berries. NOTE, if you use frozen berries the brownies take longer to cook. 

Bake the brownies for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out almost clean. Remove from oven and let cool. For a sharper cut place cooled brownies in the freezer for a few minutes and then cut with sharp knife.