Tuesday, June 9, 2015

TWD ~ BCM ~ Chocolate-Cherry Brownies

TWD ~ BCM ~ Chocolate-Cherry Brownies

This week our pick, for Tuesdays with Dorie, are brownies. Not just any old brownie…but Chocolate-Cherry Brownies! These little gems, dotted with cherries that have been macerated in a fruity red wine or port, definitely are Brownie Nirvana! The best part about making Dorie’s recipe was how incredibly easy they were to prepare!

Chocolaty Nirvana  

I used Shiraz (a red fruity wine) and water to simmer the dried cherries in. Once they plumped up and the liquid was absorbed, I let them cool. Then the butter gets melted with the chopped chocolate, and the sugar gets beaten in until incorporated. Beat in the cold eggs, one at a time until the batter has thickened, and becomes glossy. Finish by adding the salt, pepper (I would use more next time, I expected more of a bite from the pepper) and flour, stirring only to incorporate. Stir in the cherries, chocolate pieces, and bake. Pretty easy, huh?
This brownie gets its deliciousness from double chocolate, and those wonderful wine-soaked cherries! Dorie tells us these brownies should be more molten (wet) than cake-like. However, I did find the timing off on this recipe. The recipe says to bake at 325 for 27 to 29 minutes…mine were still quite wet at that point. I baked mine for about 37 minutes total.

A big hit with all the brownie lovers in my family

Last weekend, we were visiting with our grandchildren on Long Island. We attended some end of the school year activities including field day, baseball games, and dance classes!  These Chocolate-Cherry Brownies were a rewarding treat that everyone enjoyed! Hard to eat just one! Happy Tuesday everyone!

Check out what the other bakers thought of this recipe here. If you’d like to give this one a try, it can be found in Dorie’s new cookbook, “Baking Chez Moi”.
This recipe has been previously published by BHG by Dorie. You can find it here.

Make yourself a batch…you won’t regret it!!


19 comments:

  1. Mine did not turn out quite as thick as some other peoples. Yours look delicious with the sugar topping! This is definitely a delicious variation of a regular brownie!

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  2. Your brownies look delicious! Now I am sorry I didn't add the powdered sugar on top that my daughter kept telling me to add. It makes them look lovely.

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  3. I love the look of the powdered sugar over your brownies! Pretty and delicious! Most of us find that we needed to bake them a little longer!

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  4. These were easy and delish. Love the raspberries!

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  5. Your brownies look so classy! I think I might have baked my brownies for close to 40 minutes as well. It was worth it. :)

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  6. You know I can't stand chocolate, right? You have known me long enough that you might just remember that. That said, you have a way of making even chocolate look outstanding. My guys would so love these...between you and Liz, my guys occasionally have me making chocolate things...just couldn't work up to it this week for this one, however. Maybe I can just show them yours and tell them if I was a better mom and wife they could have had these this week! Then they will sing your praises! :-)

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  7. They're sooo pretty with the powdered sugar topping. They were definitely a special treat, I'm glad you enjoyed them.

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  8. Kathy, your opening photo reminded me of Christmas. Those brownies looked like snow capped mountains, beautiful. It was an easy recipe but I dislike chopping all that chocolate. I used Trader Joe's pounder plus bars and it is a workout cutting it but well worth it!

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  9. So pretty! I'm trying to post less but am baking mine now and will work them in later this month :) I put cherries in a quarter of them to appease the family!

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  10. he raspberries and powdered sugar make them look even more amazing!

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  11. Your photos look fantastic!

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  12. Dusting them with icing sugar and serving with raspberries is a wonderful idea!

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  13. I love to add fruits in my brownie and those almost fudgy brownies are totally irresistible!

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  14. So pretty! I bet these would actually taste pretty good with a fresh raspberries on the side. What a nice treat.

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  15. I agree with the others-- should have powdered sugared mine, too! so pretty!

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  16. They look great, Kathy! I am usually a purist when it comes to chocolate (please, don't put nuts in my brownies!), but I can easily see these boozy cherries! Yum! ~ David

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  17. I like the powdered sugar snow on top! Delicious brownies and beautiful pictures.

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  18. You hit it on the nail - brownie nirvana! These were delicious. Your brownies look so festive with the powdered sugar!

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  19. Great idea on the powdered sugar! These look so pretty. I'm glad they were a hit with your crew.

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