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Fudgy Brownies with Blueberries

 

Luscious Sticky Fudgy Brownies with Blueberries

Luscious Sticky Fudgy Brownies with Blueberries

In an unusual twist for me, I’ve been craving chocolate cake. My diet’s been all about vegetables for the passed few months, an effort to shed the build up of winter padding, but clearly I’ve reached a point where I need to let my hair down.

When asked if I prefer chocolate or vanilla flavours, without hesitation I’d choose the latter, but it’s chocolate that’s tempted me to the kitchen to bake. Due to a serious lack of willpower, portion control is my major weapon of self limitation, and as I’m determined this indulgence will be a minor aberration in my dietary restraint, after looking longingly at my favourite chocolate cake recipe, I’ve decided to make brownies. Then I can cut the slab into teeny tiny squares.

This is a super gooey fudgy Brownie. The flavour is rich and chocolatey but the sweetness is  restrained by the sharp fruitiness of blueberries. It’s a rich adults only indulgence and while strictly speaking not cake, my longing has been sated.

This entire recipe can be mixed in the saucepan used to melt the butter and chocolate. Easy!

The luscious sticky fudgy brownies with blueberries will keep sealed in an airtight container at room temperature for 4 days or freeze for up to 1 month.

Fudgy Brownies with Blueberries

170g unsalted butter

450g dark chocolate (I used Callebaut Callets 54%)

250g castor sugar

3 large eggs

20g dutch process cocoa powder

60g gluten free plain flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

125g almond meal

220g frozen blueberries

Preheat the oven to 170C. Line the base and sides of a 25cm square slab tin with baking paper.

Sift the cocoa, GF flour and baking powder together then whisk in the salt and nut meal and set aside.

Lightly whisk the eggs together then sat aside.

Melt the butter over a low heat in a medium sized saucepan.

Add the chocolate and stir gently with a metal spoon until smooth.

Add the egg a little at a time stirring thoroughly to incorporate.

Add the dry ingredients to the pot then stir the flours through.

Using a wooden spoon beat the mixture until it’s smooth and glossy and pulls away from the side of the pot, about 1 minute.

Pour the mixture into the prepared baking tin. Use a spatula to spread it to the corners.

Scatter the blueberries over the top then bake until firm in the centre, about 1 hour.

Allow to cool in the tray.

For ease of handling I recommend chilling the brownie before cutting into the size you prefer, then returning it to room temperature before eating.

About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs

32 comments on “Fudgy Brownies with Blueberries

  1. celine
    October 31, 2017

    Blueberries and chocolate! What a great combination, have never tried something like this before! Brownies are looking delicious! Thanks for sharing this easy to make and interesting recipe! Loved the concept 🙂

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  2. Mackay Sherry
    October 25, 2017

    Sometimes only chocolate 🍫 dark chocolate 🍫 will do! These sound great.

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  3. Lisa @ cheergerm
    October 24, 2017

    As someone who also struggles with the control issue, I agree whole heartedly that a small piece of something very rich and dark chocolatey is a satisfying way to soothe the craving without going overboard. Plus, it has fruit in it and fruit is heathy, right?

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  4. davegon
    October 23, 2017

    Love, love, love the looks of these. Great idea!!

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  5. chef mimi
    October 21, 2017

    I don’t think I’ve ever combined chocolate and blueberries, except maybe in candies. Really brilliant!

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    • ladyredspecs
      October 21, 2017

      Thanks, it’s a really beautiful combo, the chocolate seems to intensify the berry flavour

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  6. anne54
    October 21, 2017

    These would be great to bake for someone else. Then you can have your (little) piece of cake and share it too, without the other pieces tempting you in the cake tin!

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  7. rutujaks
    October 21, 2017

    Yum yum yum 😋

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  8. mistimaan
    October 20, 2017

    Such a lovely recipe it is………will love to taste it 🙂

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  9. Jan
    October 20, 2017

    Should one indulge moderately, or moderately indulge or fling oneself in with immoderate glee – i think i need to research this:)

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    • ladyredspecs
      October 20, 2017

      It’s a life long project Jan. The outcome depends on do many factors….

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  10. chefkreso
    October 20, 2017

    Bluberries are always a great option when preparing a chocolate dessert 😀

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  11. Linda Duffin
    October 20, 2017

    Cor blimey missus, that looks good! I rarely see a brownie recipe I like the look of (I know, I’m weird like that) but I love this. Deffo bookmarking, thanks. Lx

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  12. Amanda
    October 19, 2017

    They spund yummy

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  13. Ron @ Lost In A Pot
    October 19, 2017

    Oh, what we’d give to have that magic pill that let’s one maintain their weight. For six months now, I’ve embraced a low-carb diet and my weekly pasta indulgence is the only way I do it. Enjoy your brownies they look lovely.

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    • ladyredspecs
      October 20, 2017

      I think you have to let your hair down occasionally to keep on the straight and narrow mostly. Brownies are good…

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  14. Darya
    October 19, 2017

    It is funny, I’ve been craving chocolate too, eventhough I don’t usually have a sweet tooth. I satisfied my craving with a buckwheat loaf with lots of chocolate chips, but I’ve been thinking of brownies too. I love the addition of tangy blueberries here, it sounds decandent and delicious.

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    • ladyredspecs
      October 20, 2017

      Thanks Darya. Blueberries and chocolate are wonderful together…

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  15. Debi @ An Evolving Life
    October 19, 2017

    Will power is so elusive and hard to pin down, gone at times that you need it most. It’s only forced to stick around when your waistband begins to pinch. Love these brownies, but thin chocolate and blueberries are both favourites. Though, I’ve never thought to put them together in a recipe.

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    • ladyredspecs
      October 20, 2017

      The chocolate seems to intensify the berry flavour, they’re superb together. This is very rich, one tiny piece is all I need

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  16. marymtf
    October 19, 2017

    Will’s batch, if you know it, is an ice cream place that sells a double chocolate ice cream with chocolate pieces. Rich but not too sweet. I find that a tablespoon stops the craving.

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    • ladyredspecs
      October 20, 2017

      I’m not a great ice cream fan, issues with lactose, but it sounds like you’ve found yourself a fine treat…

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  17. Glenda
    October 19, 2017

    Sandra, there is nothing wrong with an indulgence, I am renown for them 😄 Those brownies sure look like they are with the calories.

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    • ladyredspecs
      October 20, 2017

      All things in moderation is my mantra. These are delish…

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