My other dessert recipe from our Easter family meal: Jamie Oliver’s chocolate brownies :)
These looked really lovely, but unfortunately I couldn’t have any as they have a multitude of dairy products in, so for all my fellow vegans out there, here’s a really good recipe for vegan brownies which are much lower in calories than these rather indulgent ones. http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2006/02/valentines-dessert-2-fatfree-and.html
These brownies did look gorgeous though, the smell was like kryptonite to me – I just stood by the oven with a pained expression on my face; so beautiful, yet so badly non-vegan.
250g of unsalted butter
200g of dark chocolate (I used Green & Blacks)
75g of dried cranberries – Jamie said to use sour cherries but I couldn’t find them in Tesco
50g of chopped walnuts
80g of cocoa powder
65g of plain flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
360g of caster sugar
4 large eggs
- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line a 25cm square baking tin with grease-proof paper.
- In a large bowl over some simmering water, melt the butter and the chocolate and mix until smooth. Add the cranberries and nuts and stir together.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and sugar, then add this to the chocolate, cranberry and nut mixture. Stir together well. Beat the eggs and mix in until you have a silky consistency.
- Pour your brownie mix into the baking tray, and place in the oven for around 25 minutes. The brownies should be slightly springy on the outside but still gooey in the middle. Allow to cool in the tray, then carefully transfer to a large chopping board and cut into 15 chunky squares.
382 calories per brownie… Sorry.