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Spelt, Pecan, Macadamia and Prune Chocolate Brownie

A special occasion brownie, made with white spelt flour this would be ideal for a seasonal celebration. We soaked the prunes in amaretto to enhance the nutty flavour although you could use your favourite tipple.

Free from Soya
Vegetarian

Ingredients

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  • 100g prunes
  • 50g dried cranberries
  • 3 tbsp amaretto or fruit juice
  • 250g sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 75g double cream
  • 150g Doves Farm Organic White Spelt Flour
  • 200g plain chocolate
  • 75g macadamia nuts, halved
  • 75g pecan nuts
  • butter, for tray
  • icing sugar, optional
  1. Rub some butter around the inside of a 20x30cm/8x12" baking tray or insert a baking liner.
  2. Cut the prunes into quarters and put them into a bowl, add the cranberries and amaretto or juice, cover and leave for a couple of hours or overnight.
  3. Put the sugar into a mixing bowl, add the eggs and beat well with electric beaters.
  4. Beat in the cream.
  5. Sieve the flour into the bowl and stir to combine.
  6. Pre-heat the oven.
  7. Gently melt the chocolate, add it to the bowl and beat well.
  8. Stir in the soaking fruit, macadamia and pecan nuts.
  9. Tip the mixture into the prepared baking tray, spreading it out to the edges.
  10. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  11. Leave the brownie in the tray to cool then cut into squares or rectangles.
  12. Sieve a little icing sugar over the brownies if you wish.

Equipment

20x30cm/8x12" baking tray, electric beaters and mixing bowl

Temperature

180°C, Fan 160°C, 350°F, Gas 4

Cooking time

30-35 minutes
Fantastic. I don't usually like brownies but these with soaked fruit and nuts made all the difference
By Paul haile
08 Nov 2020

Excellent - daughter gratefully inhales a line of these whenever I make a batch. Experiment with your choice of fruit & nuts - I like dried sour cherries in place of cranberries.

By Roo
29 Dec 2017

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Ingredients

Change Quantities:
  • 100g prunes
  • 50g dried cranberries
  • 3 tbsp amaretto or fruit juice
  • 250g sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 75g double cream
  • 150g Doves Farm Organic White Spelt Flour
  • 200g plain chocolate
  • 75g macadamia nuts, halved
  • 75g pecan nuts
  • butter, for tray
  • icing sugar, optional

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