'Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday deeeeear.....Serena's Medium Rare....Happy birthday to me'
What better way to celebrate one year of food blogging than to make some totally awesome chocolate brownies and share them with all my buddies!!!!!
I don't normally indulge in confectionery baking, but I thought this would be a special occasion. I do love marrying chocolate with other ingredients such as berries and other fruit.....and liquor, which is why I decided to make raspberry chocolate brownies. They are completely sinful, but sure, what the heck!!!
- 300g golden caster sugar
- 225g butter
- 225g good quality chocolate
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 75g of self rising flour
- 1 punnet of fresh raspberries
- Icing sugar, for dusting
- 4 medium eggs
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
- Get saucepan and fill up to 1 quarter with water and simmer.
- Put chocolate and butter in a bowl and over the water to melt. (Do not let the water touch the bottom of the bowl.
- Beat the eggs and add into a bowl with the sugar.
- Whisk with electric whisk until light and fluffy (2 mins)
- Add the vanilla to the chocolate and stir the mixture
- Allow the chocolate to cool slightly and gently pour into the eggs.
- Whisk again for a minute.
- Sift the flour into the chocolate egg mixture and fold in with a metal spoon to combine
- Finally gently (so the raspberries stay whole), fold in the raspberries to the mixture.
- Line a 11x4 rectangular baking tin with baking paper.
- Add the mixture and tap the tin twice on the counter top to settle the mixture
- Bake for 22-25 minutes.
- Make sure there's still a wobble in the cake when taking it from the oven (nothing worse that dried out brownies)
- Let the brownie cake cool in the tin.
- Cut with cold, and the brownie should still have a softness in the middle.
- Serve with a scoop of ice cream and extra raspberries.
If you serving these brownies as a dinner party dessert, make the brownies ahead and after cutting them before serving, put the cut brownies in the microwave for 60 seconds to heat up.