Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Chocolate Cherry Brownies—Tuesdays With Dorie—Baking Chez Moi

TWD--Chocolate Cherry Borwnies

Chocolate Cherry Brownies

These Chocolate Cherry Brownies we made for Tuesdays With Dorie as our pick today from Baking Chez Moi were pretty easy, are super fudgy and dare I say it—delicious.  I mean, I wouldn’t really know how good they are, since I didn’t eat them, but just look—perfectly fudgy brownies and in my opinion, you can’t go wrong adding cherries to chocolate! 

I followed Dorie’s recipe exactly, except instead of red wine or port added to plump up the dried cherries, I used POM Wonderful Pomegranate juice.  I think any red juice would work just fine.  These are a “traditional” brownie with chocolate and butter melted together, the sugar and eggs added, then the salt, pepper (wait, pepper is not so traditional, but a fun addition), and flour.  Stir in some cherries and finely chopped chocolate and bake.  Easy!

Chocolate Cherry Brownies

Dorie suggested cutting these brownies when they are just warm or barely at room temperature.  Normally I chill brownies before cutting, but I did what she said and these cut just fine.  I saw others in the group mentioning their brownies needed a much longer bake time than Dorie suggested, but mine were perfect at 28 minutes.  The bottom of the pan was still slightly warm when I cut them and they were easy to cut!  Dorie did suggest cutting them into 25 squares and I only did 16.  My oldest said these were great.  I have a feeling he’ll be eating at least 95% of the brownies (or all of them).  Kevin doesn’t like fruit with chocolate.  (Crazy, crazy man.)  Winking smile 

I didn’t want to feel left out this week, so I made a gluten free, organic sugar version of these with half a recipe in a 9x5 inch bread pan.  I even used apple juice sweetened cranberries (all pomegranate juice, instead of half juice half water).  I used an organic 70% dark chocolate and I used some gluten free pastry flour.  I think they are great!  Mine are a little more crumbly.  They might be perfect if I’d have checked them earlier and only baked them about 20 minutes.  I took them out of the oven after 23 minutes. 

TWD Chocolate Cherry Brownies

I’m happy.  Scott is happy.  (Parker is at scout camp this week, and the other two boys cringed when they heard they have cherries.)  If you’re looking for a super easy, but slightly changed up brownie with cherries added, try this recipe.  Oh, you’ll need to get Baking Chez Moi for the recipe!  If you’re interested in my gluten free version, let me know and I’ll send you my version of the recipe!

GF Chocolate Cranberry Brownies

Gluten Free Chocolate Cherry Brownies

Check out the other Tuesday With Dorie participants’ Chocolate Cherry Brownies for more chocolaty goodness!


Amy said...

Your brownies look delicious. The gluten-free ones look just as good as the original recipe! My daughter asked me to pick the cherries out, which I refused to do. Once she tried the brownie she actually liked it with the cherries.

Peggy said...

What a great idea to make gluten-free. Both of your batches look delicious. I have to say I'm with your daughter. I'm not sure the cherries made the brownies better for me personally. They were really really good!

Zosia said...

Both your gluten-free and original recipe brownies look fantastic! Kudos for successfully adapting so many of these recipes to gluten-free, I know it's not easy.

Sarah R said...

Both of your brownies look amazing. I don't know why, but I was expecting the gluten free to look a lot less like the regular version. Good for you for making both!

Approaching Food said...

What a fabulous idea to make them gluten-free! I'm going to have to remember your substitutions for the next time I have GF friends over. They look soooo good!

kitchen flavours said...

Both your brownies looks wonderful! Thumbs up for making a gluten-free version! I love the cherries in them! :)

steph- whisk/spoon said...

yum! these didn't have too much flour in them, so I bet they really worked well with a gluten-free flour sub. too bad not everyone was a fun of the cherries, but more for you!

Anonymous said...

Wow, it's awesome that you made a gluten-free version of this and it came out. They both look great.

Cathleen | My Culinary Mission said...

Your gluten free brownies look just as delicious!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

So gooey and fabulous! I had to leave out the cherries for my family, but my friends enjoyed the few I made with the fruit.