Chocolate, nut & prune brownies

Chocolate, nut & prune brownies

Cocoa gives these brownies an intense rich chocolate flavour and is cheaper than using chocolate

By , 21 September 2015

(108 votes)

Chocolate, nut & prune brownies
  • 1 Hour 30 Mins

  • Serves: 16

  • Price: 25p per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 43g serving contains
  • Energy

    828KJ

    198KCAL

    10%
  • Fat

    12.0g

    high

    17%
  • Saturates

    5.3g

    high

    27%
  • Sugars

    16.0g

    high

    18%
  • Salt

    0.20g

    med

    3%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1927kJ/460kcal.
Ingredients
  • 75g Asda Stoned Prunes
  • 1 tbsp brandy (or apple juice)
  • 125g butter
  • 50g cocoa, plus extra for dusting
  • 2 large eggs
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 75g macadamia nuts, chopped
  • ¼ tsp Asda Vanilla Extract
  • 75g Asda Self-Raising Flour, sifted
Method
  • Snip the prunes into small pieces, about the size of a pea – this is easiest with scissors. Mix with the brandy or apple juice and set aside for 30 minutes.

  • Line a 20cm shallow square cake tin with baking paper. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4.

  • Gently melt the butter in a small pan. Stir in the cocoa and set aside.

  • Whisk the eggs and sugar in a bowl until pale. Stir in the snipped prunes and liquid, chopped nuts, cocoa mixture and vanilla extract.

  • Fold in the flour until evenly mixed (don’t overmix or you’ll spoil the texture). Turn into the tin, level the top and bake for 30-35 minutes (30 minutes will give you brownies with a moist, squidgy middle; 35 minutes will give a cakey texture.

  • Cool in the tin for 15 minutes, then finish cooling on a wire rack. Dust with cocoa powder and cut into squares to serve.