Valentine’s Brownies

Now, first things first. I’m not a huge lover of Valentine’s Day. We have a nice meal and buy each other treats (which we tend to get together, and they tend to be DVDs and things we both want) but we don’t go over the top. However, I’m more than happy with any excuse to make more chocolatey treats! That said, if we’re completely honest, there’s nothing specifically Valentines about my Valentine’s Brownies. They and all of my other Valentines bakes (spoiler alert) are basically normal bakes, with either something pink or something heart-shaped added. But, one could argue that this is also true of the 9 million valentine’s products currently for sale in all good supermarkets.

So, these Valentine’s Brownies could also be called “White Chocolate and Raspberry Brownies” if you weren’t feeling the love, or you were making them at any other time of the year!

Chopped Valentine's Brownies

Whatever you want to call them, however, they are amazing! We love Brownies, and my original Chocolate Brownie recipe is one of my favourites. They are so rich and absolutely full of sugar and fat, but they taste heavenly. The addition of raspberries is fantastic. The flavours seep into the brownie mix to give it this wonderful fruity flavour. I’d only have one at a time, but it’s definitely worth the 900000 calories.

Close up of Valentine's Brownies

Ingredients

  • 100g White Chocolate Chips
  • 100g Raspberries
  • 260g Butter
  • 260g Dark Chocolate
  • 430g Caster Sugar
  • 5 Eggs
  • 160g Plain flour
  • 65g Cocoa

Valentine's Brownies Ingredients

I used frozen Raspberries, and just took what I needed out to defrost a couple of hours before I baked my Valentine’s Brownies. Fresh is great, but they go bad quite quickly and are more expensive.

Method

Grease a deep baking tray and line with baking paper. This will make it easier to get out later. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

When I make Brownies, I like to separate my ingredients into pairs. So, I weigh the butter into one large mixing bowl, breaking the dark chocolate in. I combine the flour and cocoa into a small dish, and I place the eggs and sugar in another large bowl.

Whisk the eggs and sugar for a few minutes until they are light and fluffy. Leave to one side until needed.

Gently heat the chocolate and butter over a pan of simmering water, constantly stirring until smooth. Trying really hard not to melt your plastic mixing bowl to the pan. No, just me?!

melted chocolate

Remove from the heat and fold in the sugar and eggs, until the colour is even. Then, sift in the flour and cocoa and stir until smooth.

Tip in the white chocolate chips and stir until they are evenly spread.

Choc Chips in Valentine's Brownies Mixture

Pour half of this Valentine’s Brownies mixture into the lined baking tray and tilt to spread into the corners. Now, press in the raspberries. Don’t worry about being neat.

Raspberries in brownies

Then, pour on the rest of the mixture, spreading with the back of a metal spoon so that the raspberries are covered, and the mixture is even.

Bake the Valentine’s Brownies in the oven for 35 minutes. When ready, remove and leave to cool in the tray for 10 minutes, before lifting the paper and sliding over onto a baking tray. The top of your Valentine’s Brownies should be beautifully cracked and papery like the best brownies are!

Valentine's Brownies Recipe

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Valentine's Brownies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
White Chocolate and Raspberry Brownies
Course: Cake
Cuisine: British
Servings: 15 Brownies
Calories: 350 kcal
Author: Donna
Ingredients
  • 100 g White Chocolate Chips
  • 100 g Raspberries
  • 260 g Butter
  • 260 g Dark Chocolate broken into squares
  • 430 g Caster Sugar
  • 5 Eggs
  • 160 g Plain flour
  • 65 g Cocoa
Method
  1. Grease a deep baking tray and line with baking paper.

  2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  3. Whisk the eggs and sugar for a few minutes until they are light and fluffy.

  4. Leave ot one side until needed.
  5. Gently heat the chocolate and butter over a pan on simmering water, stirring constantly until smooth.
  6. Remove from the heat and fold in the sugar and eggs, until the colour is even.
  7. Sift in the flour and cocoa and stir until smooth.

  8. Tip in the white chocolate chips and stir until they are evenly spread.
  9. Pour half of this Valentine's Brownies mixture into the lined baking tray and tilt to spread into the corners.
  10. Press in the raspberries.

  11. Pour on the rest of the mixture, spreading with the back of a metal spoon so that the raspberries are covered, and the mixture is even.

  12. Bake the Valentine's Brownies in the oven for 35 minutes.

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