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Bloomin' Brilliant Brownies

Updated on July 28, 2015
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Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: serves 6-8

Easy to do but the result is breathtaking!

I was never much into baking when I first tried this recipe. I hate precise quantities. I've been cooking for years and I never exactly measure my ingredients but they always turn out to be sumptuous. In baking, you have to determine accurate degree of everything to get the best results.

However when I saw this recipe from one of my most favorite chefs, Jamie Oliver, I could not resist the urge to try it.

I was never into sweets nor desserts too. I am more of the meat-lover person. Yet I tried this recipe because my family loves desserts. When I first tasted it, it crafted me to love chocolates. Yes, I know it sounds exaggerated but this is really a breathtaking recipe.

  • 1 bar butter, unsalted
  • 200g dark chocolate bar, broken up
  • 1/2- 1 cup nuts: I used walnuts and almonds, (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cherries, (optional)
  • 80g / 12-14 tbps cocoa powder, sifted
  • 65 g / about 10 tbsps plain flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 360g caster sugar
  • 4 large eggs, organic
  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F/gas 4. Line a 25cm square baking tin with greaseproof paper.
  2. Simmer water in a large pan then put on a smaller pan with your butter and chocolate on it to melt and mix until smooth.
  3. Add the cherries and nuts if you're using them and stir together.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and sugar, then add this to the chocolate, cherry and nut mixture. Stir together well.
  5. Beat the eggs and mix it until you have a silky consistency.
  6. Pour your brownie mix into the baking tray, and place in the oven for around 25 minutes or LESS! You don't want to overcook them.
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I never fail to bake these on special occasions like family birthdays or gatherings. Once and for all, visitors would compliment and ask for the recipe. I feel good when people compliment about the food I prepared, cooked or baked.

This is definitely my most favorite recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 square
Calories 201
Calories from Fat108
% Daily Value *
Fat 12 g18%
Saturated fat 0 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Cholesterol 60 mg20%
Sodium 40 mg2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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