Ridiculously Gooey Milk Chocolate Cherry Brownies

Ridiculously Gooey Milk Chocolate Cherry Brownie

 

Regular readers will know that I have a passion for brownies. They will also know how much I rabbit on about putting coffee in my chocolate cakes, and my adamance that the coffee enhances their flavour to a whole new dimension.

Ridiculously Gooey Milk Chocolate Cherry Brownie

I know the addition of coffee isn’t up everyone’s alley, and this is something I discussed in my coffee overloaded Almost Tiramisu Double Espresso Cake post.

Ridiculously Gooey Milk Chocolate Cherry Brownie

But you know, I am always up for being proven wrong (with teeth firmly gritted, that is), and so thought I would make a batch of brownies sans coffee and see for myself.

Ridiculously Gooey Milk Chocolate Cherry Brownie

The verdict? Well, let’s not be coy here: a brownie is a brownie. What’s not to like?

These brownies were really good. So good that I think they could just be my favourite so far. Maybe. That said, I think that might have more to do with using milk chocolate rather than not using coffee, so I am not stepping down from my coffee and chocolate cake soap box just yet.

Ridiculously Gooey Milk Chocolate Cherry Brownie

Another bone of contention where brownies are concerned is their texture. I like them any way they come, but if someone pinned me down and forced me to say which I preferred, I would be team gooey. Ultra ooey-gooey.

The brilliant thing about brownies is that you can bake them to your own liking – if you don’t want them it soft in the middle, just bake it for a little longer. Simples!

Ridiculously Gooey Milk Chocolate Cherry Brownie

I came up with this recipe for the kids I teach for our end of term picnic (when I also made my vanilla and berry cupcakes ), and decided to use milk chocolate rather than my usual dark chocolate, which made them a beautiful colour.

Ridiculously Gooey Milk Chocolate Cherry Brownie

I also added in the cherries on a bit of an impulse, and I am glad I did – I loved them. There was something sublime about the squishy, slightly tart fruit mixed in with the sweet brownie.

Ridiculously Gooey Milk Chocolate Cherry Brownie

The measurements below made a large brownie which was cut into about 20 squares.

Ridiculously Gooey Milk Chocolate Cherry Brownie

Ridiculously Gooey Milk Chocolate Cherry Brownies

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Ingredients

  • 200g (1½ cups) milk chocolate
  • 200g (7/8 cup) butter
  • 100ml (6 tablespoons) milk
  • 120g (2/3 cup) brown sugar
  • 130g (2/3 cup) white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 80g (2/3 cup) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 30g (2 tablespoons) cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • Around 10 cherries (stones removed and halved)

Directions

~ Pre-heat the oven to 170°C (325ºF) and prepare a square/rectangle baking tin (mine was 29cm x 19cm) by lining it with baking paper or by greasing.

~ Slowly heat the chocolate and butter in a pan until just melted then add in the milk.

~ In a large bowl, whisk both sugars together with the eggs, then add in the cooled chocolate mixture.

~ Sift the vanilla sugar, flour and cocoa and stir into the wet ingredients until just combined.

~ Pour into the prepared tin and sprinkle over the cherries (I aimed for one cherry in each brownie square). Bake for around 22-25 minutes for a gooey brownie and 30-35 minutes for a firmer one. The brownie's top should be just set if baking it gooey and for a firmer brownie, an inserted skewer will come out clean.

~ Remove from the oven and either allow it to cool completely or serve it warm with ice-cream. Enjoy!

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Ridiculously Gooey Milk Chocolate Cherry Brownies

 

21 thoughts on “Ridiculously Gooey Milk Chocolate Cherry Brownies

  1. I have a weakness for cherries and chocolate together in a dessert and this totally makes me crave!!! I love that brownies are easy to make and I could whip this up in a jiffy!
  2. These brownies look absolutely delicious! I need to give these a try since I have never thought to put cherry in my brownies.
  3. Bring me those brownies right now! They look soooooo good, I love how gooey they are. Have never had cherry brownies, I must try this recipe!
  4. Oh man these brownies look incredible. they look mega moist and fudge like. My kind of brownie completely. Not only that but the cherry sounds interesting
  5. Ooh yum! I love brownies but I've never thought about adding cherries! These look to die for! I would love to whip them up this weekend!

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