30 September 2014

Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

You may recall a previous post in which I rambled happily about the delicious Dark Lime Intense chocolate from Lindt and it's uses in enhancing baked goods (by which I more or less mean I melted some on the top of buns), and I did state at the time that I had another yummy batch of chocolate to get bake-happy with! 

Well this is Lindt's Raspberry Dream, and I thought it might make rather excellent brownies.... 

My usual brownie recipe of choice has mysteriously vanished so I borrowed this one from The Bearded Bakery and just fiddled with it a bit. For example, I'd generally use predominantly dark chocolate in brownie baking but I really wanted the fat chunks of the dark raspberry Lindt to stand out so used mainly milk chocolate instead to give the Lindt more opportunity to shine! 


125g Butter
125g Milk Chocolate
60g Plain Flour
25g Cocoa Powder
2 Eggs
185g Golden Caster Sugar
70g Raspberries
100g Lindt Creation Raspberry Dream, broken into big chunks

(I liked the idea of keeping the Lindt stuff more or less whole as the beauty of it is the glorious raspberry ganache encased in a shell of rich dark chocolate and I thought some of that lovely contrast would be lost if I just melted it all down.)

1 - Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and prepare a 20cm baking tin. 
2 - Melt together the butter and milk chocolate. 
3 - Whisk whisk whisk together the eggs and sugar. Keep going until the mixture is really thick and creamy.

4 - Slowly fold the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture.
5 - Sift in the flour and cocoa powder, and mix until smooth.
6 - Throw in the chocolatey chunks and raspberries.

7 - Bake for around 20 minutes, then leave to cool on a wire rack.
8 - Serve, accompanied by a nice cup of tea.

MMMmmm gotta say, I was pretty impressed with how these worked out. They were the gooiest brownies I've made and the taste from the flavoured chocolate and the raspberries was lovely. 

Don't forget to check out Mike's blog for the original (and superior!) recipe, along with loads of other delicious goodies!

* This is my entry for the Great Summer Bake Off Challenge by Ladbrokes Bingo

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