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Boozy Raspberry Chocolate Brownies

Boozy Raspberry Chocolate Brownies

Boozy Raspberry Chocolate Brownies

I am up to my eyes in bacon boxes, book writing and other work, so today I must be brief. Rather than disappear as I have done when very busy lately, I will write briefer posts and today, I will share with you one of my favourite indulgent recipes, my recipe for boozy raspberry chocolate brownies.

If you are afraid of baking, this is the recipe for you. So easy, and very delicious, this rich dark chocolate batter, spiked with pops of bright juicy raspberry is virtually impossible to screw up. I promise you. It also tastes like it was much harder work. The perfect recipe?

Boozy Raspberry Chocolate Brownies

Boozy Raspberry Chocolate Brownies

I came up with this recipe over a few years adapting it to make it gooier, richer, boozy and finally when I came to this, I knew it was perfect. I have made it countless times since. It has very little flour and no raising agent, so is super adaptable. If you are gluten free or coeliac you can use a rice flour or similar. I usually use plain flour or spelt (my preference).

Enjoy!

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Recipe: Boozy Raspberry Chocolate Brownies

325g good dark chocolate
125g butter
225g sugar
3 large eggs
100g spelt flour (you can also use plain, the amounts are so small that the same amount is fine too)
50ml good rum
125g fresh raspberries

Preheat your oven to 180 deg C and line a 20 x 20cm tray with buttered greaseproof paper.

Melt the butter and chocolate gently in a bowl or pan over another pan of boiling water (ensure the pot or bowl isn’t touching the water, this ensures that the chocolate doesn’t burn, which it can do very easily, and also bring it to just melted, if you overheat it, it will become grainy).

Take off the heat when melted and add the sugar, mixing vigorously until thoroughly mixed. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing in quickly, then add the rum. Add the flour and mix vigorously again until the brownie batter acquires a bit of a sheen and is less grainy. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and poke the raspberries into the top of it.

Bake for 20 – 25 until the top is just set. They will be very wobbly while hot, but will firm as they cool. Remove from the tray and cut into slices. I like to serve them with whipped fresh cream that has a little icing sugar and fresh vanilla or vanilla extract stirred through.

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  1. I have all these ingredients right now and a baby napping I may just have to make these they look so yummy

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    • Now what is shameless about boozy! We need less shame in our lives :)

      I love spelt flour. I published a spelt waffle recipe before too.

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  2. Chocolate! yum yum – I do a version (not as good as these) and pile them high any time I have people for food – might try this recipe next time……..see you at the Bacon Class in Dublin tomorrow night when I hope to tell you all about the 2014 Chocolate & Fine Food Festival, Killyleagh, Northern Ireland. Perfect recipe to bring to summer festivals! ,

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  3. Looking good, I have two cylinders of Willies Cacao in the cupboard. Defiantly thinking brownies, this is inspiring me in a big way. Also been sent some Amedei from my girlfriend, eating that right now. Chocolate is the best!

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