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Sour Cherry and Walnut Brownies

Sour Cherry and Walnut Brownies

These brownies are amazing. The sour cherries give them a lovely tangy fruity edge. Make a double batch and freeze some for another day!


| Serves: 12 Brownies | Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 25 Minutes | Total Time: 40 Minutes |

200g Plain Chocolate
200g Butter
3 Eggs
300g Granulated Sugar
2 TSP Vanilla Extract
125g Plain Flour
Pinch of Salt
100g Dried Sour Cherries
100g Walnuts

Step 1: Preheat oven to 180C/160Cfan and melt the chocolate and butter in a microwave until glossy and smooth
Step 2: With electric beaters, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla extract until thick and creamy. Add to the chocolate mixture and combine with a wooden spoon.
Step 3: Add the remaining ingredients and combine.
Step 4: Tip into a greased and lined 30 x 20 cm tin and bake for 25 minutes.
Step 5: Leave to cool for 20 minutes before cutting into squares.

| Author: Beth Sachs | Date: 19th February 2009 |


  1. They look lovely, I have a pack of walnuts open at the moment, would be a good way to use them other than sneaking from the packet! :)

  2. Beth, I'd seen this recipe in my copy of the book but have never made them. They definitely look worth making!


  3. Oh I have a bag of sour cherries, I should totally put them in some brownies

  4. I would love those two additions as well Beth.

  5. Your new layout is cute. Love the brownies - they look and sound fantastic.

  6. This is one of my favourite books and I have cooked from it lots of times.
    Must try this recipe now - they look delicious.

  7. Cherries and chocolate, YUM!

  8. Cherries and chocolate has to be one of the best combinations ever, I love the sound of these!

  9. Fruit, nuts and chocolate, sounds like the perfect combination to me. Yum.

  10. BTW, I love your new look blog.

  11. These sound great cherries go so well with chocolate and the brownies sound yummy. Love the new blog design.

  12. Those brownies look good! Love the sound of the sour cherries.

  13. Walnuts and sour cherries - two of my fave things.

    Unfortunately they're two of my husbands least faves.

    What a shame. This means I'd have to eat the whole batch myself! Tragic...

  14. I love the new blog design! It just makes me happy!

  15. oooo, what a great flavor combination! I would have never thought to add sour cherries to brownies. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  16. Lovely! I am nervous at the point of when to take them out to get them just perfect. I made a chocolate brownie cake tonight, so cros your fingers. I like the sour cherries in your brownies. I must look out for those :)

  17. I'm really into walnuts at the moment so these are calling to me!

  18. I don't cook enough with cherries. I should try to.


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