Feast Day – Chocolate Cherry Brandy Brownies:
OK…a slightly decadent idea, but why not? After all, yesterday was a fasting day! And this month’s challenge for We Should Cocoa is CHERRIES. Now, I am not a great fan of glace cherries which are more often used in cakes. So I decided to try making some fresh cherry brownies.
Why? Well, honestly that’s what I felt like eating and in my book there is no better reason. The cherries were lovely dark red British ones and if I was a proper food blogger I would have saved some and used them to make beautiful pictures. But, I am a bit useless and ate any spare ones before it got to photo tome!, so instead you will have to put up with my grandma’s favourite rosebud plate!
Without further ado here’s how to make them.
I really love these. It’s my second time making brownies – my first attempt was at making a cream cheese brownie based on a David Lebovitz recipe. I couldn’t find a recipe for brownies with cherries and brandy so I adapted another cream cheese brownie recipe from Eric Lanyard that was just a little simpler. I like fresh fruit with chocolate and I’m hoping these will freeze well. I discovered the cream cheese ones were lovely taken out of the freezer and zapped in the microwave for 30 seconds! And, I need to freeze them all before my next 5:2 fasting day because I am 100% sure they would blow any calorie counting!