Cherry brownies

An Aldi opened up a few days ago down the street and they had all of their produce half off.  Including cherries.  Ended up with about 3 pounds for under $5.

So made some roasted cherry brownies.

Used these recipes:

Pitted this many cherries:

Coco was very into cherries.

And baked on the bottom rack of a 400 degree oven for 5 mins.  Then turned off the oven and moved them to the top rack for another 3 mins.

Prefer a chocolate bar based brownie to a cocoa powder recipe so melted a 3.5 oz bar of 70% dark chocolate bar with 4 oz of butter.

Added 100 grams of granulated sugar and 80 grams of dark brown sugar.

Whisked in 2 extra large eggs, a pinch of salt, and a splash of vanilla.

Added 85 grams of flour and 10 grams of cocoa powder.  With only 70% dark chocolate, thought it needed the extra chocolate flavor from the cocoa.

Maybe if using a higher percentage dark chocolate, it wouldn’t be necessary.  But with extra large eggs (instead of the large in the original recipe) and the liquid from the fruit, a little extra dry ingredient isn’t a bad thing.

Stirred in the cherries.

Baked in a 335 degree oven for about 35 minutes.

They turned out soft and chewy with a crackly crust.  Some preferred the sour / sweet combination of raspberry brownies but for fans of Black Forest cake, these were quite good.

Zo was interested.

She approved (although she didn’t get to try them)


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