Milk Chocolate and Cherry Brownies

By | May 15, 2017

These are my new favourites. I could eat them forever and thanks to the discovery of boxing on the Wii, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t gain a pound! Honestly, it’s killing me. You wouldn’t think 10 minutes of hitting a virtual punch bag could be so difficult!

Our usual brownies are made from dark chocolate like most other brownies. This means they are incredibly rich. Which is great, but these make a nice change. They still have the same gorgeous brownie consistency but they are a little lighter and have a creamier flavour. They also have some added cherries which make everything better. Basically, milk chocolate and cherry brownies are perfect.

You Will Need

  • 260g Butter
  • 260g Milk chocolate
  • 430g Sugar
  • 5 Eggs
  • 140g Plain Flour
  • 70g Cocoa powder
  • 100g Glacé Cherries

ingredients

Our brownie recipe is quite nice I always think because everything starts off in pairs. So, to begin I prepare by putting the chocolate and butter in a large mixing bowl, the sugar and eggs in another large bowl and the flour and cocoa in a dish. In the case of chocolate and cherry brownies, I also chop my cherries. You could put them in whole but I find chopping them means you get a chunk of cherry with most bites.

cherries

Once you are prepared, preheat the oven to 170 degrees and line a large, deep baking tray with some greaseproof paper.

Now, whisk the eggs and sugar until they’re light and fluffy. You’ll know they are ready when they are almost white. Set to one side.

eggs

Melt the butter and chocolate together over a pan of simmering water, stirring constantly. Once smooth remove from the heat.

Pour the egg mixture into the chocolate and stir together. Sieve in the flour and cocoa and mix until completely combined.

Pour this mixture into the lined baking tray. It should spread evenly on its own but if it needs some help gently tilt the tray until the mixture goes into the corners.

Drop the cherries in randomly. You could press them down lightly but the mixture will rise around them slightly in the oven so this isn’t essential.

ready to bake brownie

Place in the oven and bake for 40 minutes.

When I take my milk chocolate and cherry brownies out of the oven I find it best to leave them in the tray on a cool surface for a few minutes before removing them by lifting the paper and setting them on to the side. If you lift them straight away I find the top cracks quite badly. You can serve them straight away but they will cut more neatly if you wait until cooled.

baked brownie

Milk Chocolate and Cherry Brownies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

makes 15 large brownies

Milk Chocolate and Cherry Brownies

Ingredients

  • • 260g Butter
  • • 260g Milk chocolate
  • • 430g Sugar
  • • 5 Eggs
  • • 140g Plain Flour
  • • 70g Cocoa powder
  • • 100g Glacé Cherries

Instructions

  1. Chop the cherries roughly
  2. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees and line a deep baking tray with greaseproof paper
  3. Whisk the eggs and sugar together in a large bowl and set to one side
  4. Melt the butter and chocolate together over a pan of simmering water
  5. Pour the chocolate into the eggs and stir together
  6. Sieve in the flour and cocoa
  7. Mix until combined
  8. Pour into the lined baking tray
  9. Drop the cherries in randomly
  10. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes
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  • The_tale_of_mummyhood

    This looks super yummy! #marvmondays

  • wherejogoes

    We love brownies and they are simple enough that my kids can make them on their own now. Adding dried fruit like cherries gives them a bit of a boost – adding celebration chocolates is another good one! #MarvMondays

    • Oo that’s a good idea. We did mini creme eggs over Easter time. They worked really well. I love that once you’ve cracked the basic recipe you can do anything with them!

  • Stressy Mama

    Oooh these look so yummy. I love brownies. They never seem to work out for me though lol x

    • It’s generally about timing. Undercooked and they’re a bit too raw. Overcooked and they get cakey.

      • Stressy Mama

        I must overcook them because they always look more like a cake than a brownie. I do have a habit of overlooking everything – you know, just to make sure.. haha x

        • Stressy Mama

          Overcooking not overlooking. Though lately i have been overlooking quite a few things too.. 😂😂😂

          • haha yes, the first time I made brownies I was like “but they’re just cake” I take them out and they don’t seem done so I put them back for 10 mins!

  • My Petit Canard

    Yum! This is right up my street! Anything with chocolate and cherries is a winner for me, I have a total obsession with black forest gateaux at the moment so I’m definitely giving this a go. Thanks for sharing it on #MarvMondays. Emily

    • oh me too. Black forrest anything is amazing. I just love the combination of flavours.