Chocolate, nut & prune brownies
- 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
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.