Chocolate Brownies with Cherries soaked in Balsamic Vinegar
July 9, 2012 in Uncategorized
This is a great recipe or more an idea of what to do with pre-mixed baking goodies. The Woolworths range is really superior and their brownie mix is perhaps my favourite at this moment. I wanted to show my readers how you can take a pre-mix and add extra deliciousness to turn it into a seriously stunning dessert. It of course helps to start with a good pre-mix so choose one where you can taste the quality of the ingredients. Woolworths’ brownies are made with only the best ingredients and I love that they are deliciously dark when baked (of course, using real butter and free-range eggs when making the pre-mix helps).
So when thinking what I can do with the brownies, I remembered an idea I had a while ago when I bought a packet of dried cherries from my neighbourhood fresh produce shop. When tasting the cherries they resembled raisins but tasted somuch better. They were juicier, tart and flavourful. I immediately thought of using them in a couscous salad but with further thought decided I’d like to soak them in Balsamic vinegar to draw out all those incredible flavours. Stirring the soaked cherries through the brownie batter was a stroak of genius (if I say so myself) and is now one of my favourite ways of baking brownies. The end result is a dark and dense brownie studded with chewy, sour cherries…simply delicious!