Black Forest Brownies
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 2 cups chocolate chips (I used a combination of dark and milk chocolate)
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 cup plain white flour
- ½ tsp vanilla essence
- pinch salt
- 2/3 cup cherry jam
Preheat the oven to 155ºC/311F. Grease a square 8” or 9” pan.
In a small pot over the stove melt your butter. Add to it 1 cup of chocolate chips but do not stir.
In a large bowl whip the eggs until fluffy. Add the sugar and mix at a high speed until the color is lemony and the sugar is combined. Add melted butter/chip mixture at a low speed, followed by flour, vanilla and salt.
Pour 2/3 of your chocolate batter evenly into your pan and bake for 10-12 minutes. Meanwhile on a low heat melt your jam until it is very thin and liquidy, taking care to continuously stir it so it does not bubble or burn.
Pour heated jam onto your baked brownie, making sure to evenly cover the surface area.
Stir your remaining chips into your reserved brownie batter and dollop evenly onto your baked brownies. Some jam will show through- don’t worry it will look beautiful!
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Take care not to over bake, as this will dry your brownies out leaving you with no choice but to cover in ice cream before eating. Not always a bad thing I suppose!