Celebration Chocolate Brownie

Makes 12-15

We soaked the fruit for this special occasion brownie in amaretto to enhance the nutty flavour of this special occasion brownie. You can swap this for your favorite tipple or use a fruit juice instead.

Free from Soya
Vegetarian

Ingredients

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  • 100g prunes
  • 50g dried cranberries
  • 3 tbsp amaretto or fruit juice
  • 250g sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 75g double cream
  • 150g Doves Farm Organic White Spelt Flour
  • 200g plain chocolate
  • 75g macadamia nuts, halved
  • 75g pecan nuts
  • icing sugar (optional)
  1. Line a 20x30cm/8x12" baking tray with parchment paper.
  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. Pre heat the oven.
  6. Gently melt the chocolate, add it to the bowl and beat well.
  7. Stir in the soaking fruit, macadamia and pecan nuts.
  8. Tip the mixture into the prepared baking tray, spreading it out to the edges.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  10. Leave the brownie in the tray to cool then cut into squares or rectangles.
  11. Sieve a little icing sugar over the brownies if you wish.

Equipment

20x30cm/8x12" oven tray, electric beaters, parchment paper and mixing bowl

Temperature

180°C, Fan 160°C, 350°F, Gas 4

Cooking time

30-35 minutes

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 large eggs
  • 75g double cream
  • 150g Doves Farm Organic White Spelt Flour
  • 200g plain chocolate
  • 75g macadamia nuts, halved
  • 75g pecan nuts
  • icing sugar (optional)

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