Brownie with peanuts and plums

Brownie with peanuts and plums

This is a dessert for true chocolate lovers! It’s very moist and fudgy in the middle, with a crunchy crust on top. You need to try this flavour combination – salted and roasted peanuts and plums. We are really crazy over this brownie! The salt from the peanuts enthances sweetness and the addition of slightly acidic plums makes the brownie lighter. Brownie is also very quick and easy to make. You need to try it, it’s our favourite brownie!
It’s important to let the brownie cool completely before cutting into squares (it takes about 2 hours), otherwise it will be fragile and crumbly (but of course still very delicious). It tastes best on the next day, when chocolate and butter are completely set and the flavors come together. Waiting really pays off! Let the brownie rest overnight in the refrigerator, and before eating, warm it up to the room temperature. As chocolate and cocoa are the main ingredients of this dessert, it’s important that they are of good quality.

brownie fistaszkowe ze śliwkami brownie with peanuts and plums brownie mit erdnüsse und zwetschken

brownie fistaszkowe ze śliwkami brownie with peanuts and plums brownie mit erdnüsse und zwetschken
brownie with peanuts and plums

Brownie with peanuts and plums
 
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Serves: 9
Ingredients
  • 220g / 7.8 oz dark chocolate, broken into small pieces
  • 200g / 7 oz butter, cut into cubes, unsalted, european-style
  • 220g / 7.8 oz white sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 30g / 1 oz cocoa, 4 tbsp
  • 50g / 1.8 oz all-purpose flour
  • 170g / 6 oz plums, 6 round medium plums, you can give a little more, eg 8 pieces
  • 75g / 2.6 oz peanuts, salted and roasted, about ½ cup, roughly chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 160 °C / 325 °F / Gas Mark 3.
  2. Prepare a square 21x21 cm / 8x8 inch cake pan (measured at the bottom), grease it lightly with butter and line it with baking paper.
  3. Melt the chocolate and the butter in a water bath: place a heatproof bowl (glass or metal) over the pot with boiling water, the bowl can't touch the water surface. Add the butter and chocolate into the bowl, remove the pot from the heat (the bowl is still on the pot, steam will melt the butter and chocolate), stir occasionaly until chocolate mixture has melted.
  4. Remove the bowl from the pot, wait for about 5 minutes until the mixture is a little cooler (but still warm), stir in sugar, until just combined.
  5. Add the eggs, whisk thoroughly.
  6. Add the sifted flour and cocoa and the peanuts, quickly stir in until just combined.
  7. Pour the batter into prepared pan, spread evenly.
  8. Place the plum halves on top.
  9. Bake for about 35-40 minutes, it's ready when a skewer inserted in the centre comes out with moist crumbs clinging (the brownie will continue to bake slightly in the hot pan once pulled out of the oven), the middle of the brownie shouldn' be wobbly when shaken. Be careful to not overbake it.
  10. Take out of the oven. Set aside to cool completely (about 2 hours), then cut into squares. Brownie is best on the second day when the flavours come together and the texture is denser.
Notes
Brownies freeze very well. Wrap it in a cling foil and freeze for up to 3 months.

 



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