Baking Chez Moi: Chocolate-Cherry Brownies

Header Cherry Brownies

The heat of the Phoenix summer has finally hit.  Normally I wouldn’t be trying out brownie recipes this time of year since the weather seems to call for fruity and cool.  Since the group decided on chocolate-cherry brownies I went ahead and made them.

Chocolate Cherry Brownie Ingredients

The ingredients for this were pretty simple and generally things that I already have on hand.  The recipe had called for chopped bittersweet chocolate but since I had some good quality chips on hand I subbed them in for a portion of the chocolate.

Cooking CherriesGlistening Cherries

The cherries are cooked briefly in some wine which makes them super plump and moist.  This wasn’t really appetizing for me while they were cooking but they tasted pretty good in the final product.

Uncooked ChocolateMelted chocolate for cherry brownies

The chocolate gets just melted with the butter.

Sugary Brownie BatterYolk in Cherry Brownie

Added sugar transforms the velvety chocolate into a grainy texture. Eggs are added one at a time and bring some of the lovely smooth texture back to the mix.

Salt and Pepper for Cherry BrowniesFlour for Cherry Brownies

Salt and black pepper are added which give some oomph to this brownie. A little bit of flour gets added in as well. The final step would be adding chopped chocolate but I took the easy route and used good quality chips instead.

Brownie Mix in PanLeveling Cherry Brownies

On the advice of Dorie I may have left these slight under baked since I was worried about overdoing them.  They turned out pretty fudgy but I think that’s ok.

Chopping Cherry BrowniesCut Cherry Brownies

The one nice thing about these brownies was that you can put them in the fridge without drying.  It makes them so much nicer on our hot summer days.

Separating cherry brownies

Plated cherry brownies

Side view plated cherry brownies

So while these turned out great I wasn’t necessarily a fan.  I love brownies but it’s not exactly something I look to put dried fruit into no matter how moist and deliciously flavored.  Scott brought these to work and apparently they were well received. Given that’s the case I may try these again during the holidays and add some orange zest to the mix.

-Christie

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15 thoughts on “Baking Chez Moi: Chocolate-Cherry Brownies

  1. Orange zest would be good I also keep thinking a little almond extract. I love almond and cherries. I love chocolate and cherries. Truth be told, I do prefer my chocolate just plain. 😉 Yours look great. Katrina, Baking and Boys!

  2. My son feels the same as you and has asked that next time I make them without cherries. My husband and I liked them and chewy was a nice change. Enjoy the heat we are still cold in California.

  3. I love your pictures! I so rarely have my act together well enough to think of taking pictures as I go along! All of Dorie’s brownie recipes are wonderful, I think, each in their own way.

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