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
Chocolate, nut & prune brownies
  • Ready in: 90 mins
  • Serves: 16
  • Price: 25p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 43g serving contains
  • Fat high
  • Saturates high
  • Sugars high
  • Salt med
  • Energy 829KJ 198KCAL
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1928kJ/460kcal.
  • 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.