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Sour Cherry & Walnut Brownie

DSC_0006What do I like about this brownie? Everything! The crisp sugary crust as you take the first bite, the gooey chocolate centre is so rich it clings to the roof of your mouth and you wonder if you can get through a whole piece. Then a tang of the sour cherry hits, balanced with the earthy walnut and you know you will managed another bite…maybe even another slice!

Would you buy these brownies if you stumbled across them at a Farmers Market? Well you may get the opportunity soon as the Gourmet Gannet plans to be selling sweet and savoury pastries pies and other treats from Hobsonville Point Farmers Market, Auckland starting this Sunday 17th Feb, 9am – 1pm and then every Sunday after that date. Come along and visit me!  In the meantime I’ll let you have my recipe….


200g Dark chocolate (70% cacao), broken into pieces

50g butter

300g soft brown sugar

5 free range eggs

80g Plain Flour

2 Tbsp cocoa powder

100g sour cherries (dried)

100g walnuts


Pre-heat the oven to 200C and grease and line a 20cm cake tin with baking paper.

Melt the butter & chocolate together in short burst in a microwave. Stir in between each burst.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the brown sugar & eggs till they go pale.

Pour the melted but cooled chocolate & butter into the sugar mix and whisk briefly to combine.

Add the walnuts & cherries to the cake mixture and stir through.

Sift the flour & cocoa into the cake mixture and stir through till combined.

Pour into the prepared cake tin and bake for 25 minutes. The centre should still feel a little wobbly and when you insert a skewer it will come out sticky. The top will be crisp. it will set when cooled but have a gooey centre. Don’t be tempted to cook longer otherwise it will just be like a cake.

Allow to cool before cutting.

Brownie will keep in the fridge for at least a week if you can resist!

20 Comments Post a comment
  1. Jueseppi B. #

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    Oh Yeah BayBEEEEE Brownies!!!!!! Thank U Pease Pudding

    February 12, 2013
  2. Super Foodie Adventure #

    Damn this looks amazing!

    February 12, 2013
  3. A lovely combination. Those brownies must taste wonderful.



    February 12, 2013
  4. Oh yum. Want these. Now. 🙂

    February 13, 2013
  5. Fabulous Brownies! The sour cherries and chocolate is a wonderful combination!

    February 13, 2013
  6. Mouthwatering seriously! How exciting that you are going for a market stall, it is sure to be a huge success if you are selling your beautiful tarts & cakes. I wish I could come 😦 My friend is over there at the moment. She is staying on an island near Christchurch called Wahiki or something! She is stayingnwith a jazz singer called Bria who has a show or festival going on. Not jealous at all!!

    February 13, 2013
    • peasepudding #

      Nat I wish you could be there too, but I imagine you would have your own stall full of goodies!

      February 13, 2013
  7. I like sour – that sounds very good!

    February 13, 2013
  8. Wow when and where are you selling this, which Farmers Market

    February 13, 2013
    • peasepudding #

      I have just been confirmed for Hobsonville Point and will be there this Sunday!

      February 13, 2013
  9. Chocolate brownies are definitely are favourite in our house. This sounds delicious, and I hope to try recipe soon. Will you be a regular at the Hobonsville markets?

    February 14, 2013
    • peasepudding #

      Hi Tracey, Yes I will be at Hobsonville Point every Sunday! Hope to see you there some time :o)

      February 14, 2013
  10. yum yum and yum….
    Just letting you know i have nominated you for Super Sweet Blogging award………..enjoy your recipes…
    please follow link to accept….no pressure:)

    February 15, 2013
  11. petit4chocolatier #

    Looks delicious 🙂

    February 15, 2013
  12. i love the idea of the contrast between tangy sour cherry and rich brownie. i usually add boozy prunes to my brownies. i am yet to make the classic addition of walnuts; must do that one day. thanks for a hit of chocolate, and good luck at the farmers market. i’m sure you’ll sell out.

    February 19, 2013
  13. Mum #

    Hi Alli. Finally got to have a good look at your latest Blog page. It sounds as though you are really spreading your wings. you can’t imagine the times I sit here, looking at all your great grub and not be able to be there with you all. Nothing unusual going on over here at present. This wintrr, as you probably heard, has been, one of the coldest for a long time. I am not a winter person AT ALL. yuck.. I really like the sound of the above recipe. Can’t wait for our return to NZ’
    Lots of love and big hugs. xxxx

    February 20, 2013
  14. Helen #

    Hi do you know where I can get dried sour cherries? I live in Christchurch. Thanks and good luck with your stall at the market.

    February 20, 2013
    • peasepudding #

      Hi Helen, I bought mine from Countdown but when I looked online the organic shops had them too although quite a bit more expensive.

      February 24, 2013
  15. No, I wouldn’t buy one of those brownies at the market, not at all. But I would probably buy a whole tray!! The perfect combo of gooey chocolate and cherries would make me very happy. Since I can’t get to the market though, I’ll just have to make a batch of these and think of you. I don’t think a batch of these would stand a chance of lasting a week in the fridge around me – maybe if I froze some though, both the brownies and I might stand a better show of surviving.

    February 23, 2013

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