Finally summer was here few weeks ago. Vanished as quickly as it came, but that doesn't mean that we cant have summer delights! There are several summer recipes that I am tempted to make but I somehow end up making something chocolate based. I love these chocolate cake recipe and the sponge cake but at the end I settled with these dark chocolate brownies with fresh raspberries.
These are very easy and quick to make, I managed to bake these with my toddler hanging around me, and they tasted divine. Give it a try and you will know, what I mean (only if you are a chocolate lover that is!).
350gm dark chocolate (min 60% cocoa solids)
200gm dark muscavado sugar
100gm sifted plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
200gm fresh raspberries plus extra for decoration
Preheat the oven to 180 degree C, butter a square glass container or baking tin and place it in the oven. Now in a sauce pan melt the chocolate, sugar and the butter together gently on a simmering heat. once melt take it off the heat and mix well, let it cool so that you can touch it with your finger. This is important because if the mix is too hot then the eggs will scramble when you add them. Break one egg (preferably cold, just out of the fridge) at a time and whisk in the chocolate mixture. Now add the flour and baking powder and give it a good mix.
Take the warm cake tin out of the oven and pour half of the mix in the tin. Now scatter most of the raspberries on it then pour the rest of the mix on top of them. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes until cooked. Bring it out of the oven and let it cool for sometime. Serve with cold milk or freshly brewed coffee. Doesn't matter its sunny or raining you will love this.