Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Raspberry White Chocolate Chip Brownies

Raspberry and white chocolate are a match-made in heaven. So, imagine my delight when these flavours are combined with that of an intensely chocolaty brownie. The Fat Witch Bakery in New York is renowned for it's brownies, of which it has a range of flavours to suit anyone's taste. From brownies, to blondies, to bars, and countless variations of each, there's something to suit every brownie craving you'll ever have! In the future I hope to travel to New York, visit the Fat Witch Bakery and try every flavour they have. I shall call it "research". But for now, I'll just keep making the delicious recipes from their awesome book: Fat Witch Brownies. Their recipe for Blondies is to die for, but that's another post altogether...Anyway, this is a recipe from the 'Delicious Decadence' chapter of the book. Well titled chapter, I'd say.

Raspberry Brownies with White Chocolate Chips
(Fat Witch Brownies)

1¾ sticks unsalted butter (I used 210g)
½ cup + 1tbsp bittersweet chocolate chips (minimum 70% cocoa solids)
4 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup + 1tbsp plain flour
¼ tsp salt
½ cup white choc chips (i'll double this next time)
½ cup seedless raspberry preserves/jam

Grease a 9x9in pan and line with baking paper. (I used an 8inch pan and it worked fine) Preheat the oven to 180C. Melt the butter and bittersweet chocolate over a gentle heat or in the microwave. Set aside. While chocolate mixture is cooling, beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla together in a mixing bowl until smooth. Add the cooled chocolate and keep mixing until thoroughly combined. Sift the flour and salt into the bowl and stir until no white streaks remain. Fold in the white chocolate.Spread only half the batter into baking tin, then spread the preserves/jam on top, avoiding the edges. Refrigerate for 20 minutes, then spread the remaining brownie batter over the jam. Don't worry if the jam and brownie mixture get mixed up a bit. Bake for 35 minutes. Cool for 1 hour on a wire rack, if you can wait that long...

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