I don't think that 'brownies' is the right term to describe this dessert. This decadent treat is just so dense, fragrant, and moist that it goes beyond the fudgiest-fudge brownie. The texture is almost similar to that of a flourless cake and it is so rich that one slice subdued this chocoholic. Eating this dessert is true bliss!
So it's not cake, nor fudge, nor a brownie....but it uses similar ingredients to a brownie, is cooked the same way as a brownie, and it's jammed full of berry goodness! I'll stick with my basic title of Jam Brownies for the time being.
I discovered this recipe while perusing some of my favourite food blogs. I noticed quite a few entries that included jam as a main ingredient. This one stuck with me for some reason, and boy am I glad I bookmarked it. I love the depth of flavor that jam brings to this dish. I used homemade very-berry jam and it worked very well. Marmalade would work well too; orange and chocolate are a great pair.
I made this recipe for our anniversary. It is definitely special occasion worthy.
(from Twospoons) -lovingly translated from metric to good-old cups and tablespoons
- ¾ cup and 2 tbsp of unsalted butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 and 1/3 cup of dark chocolate chips
- 250g jam or marmalade (just over 8 ounces)
- 1 tbsp cocoa
- 1 cup of A/P flour
- pinch salt
- Grease an 8 inch round or square pan.
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Melt butter and jam together on lowest heat setting until butter has melted. Add chocolate and cocoa and stir until chocolate is melted and incorporated. Let mixture cool.
- Beat eggs into the mixture until fully incorporated. Stir in flour and salt. Pour batter into prepared dish and bake for 15-25 minutes depending on size.
- I cooked mine for 25 mins. The center wasn’t fully set which ended up being perfect. Cool completely and refrigerate before slicing.