Chocolate and Prune Brownies
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Serves: 12-16
 

Just about to be eaten!



These are so yummy … the prunes add a lovely chew and moisture to the mix that makes them so much more delicious.

Use a 21cm square tin, or a 26cm x 16cm oblong tin … cut the pieces into the sizes you wish based on the tin that you use.
Ingredients
  • 250g dark chocolate (50 to 55%), broken into pieces
  • 150g butter, room temperature, cut into cubes
  • 150g light muscovado sugar, or brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 2 x 59g eggs
  • 50g white spelt flour, or plain flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt flakes, or ½ tsp fine sea salt
  • 200g pitted prunes (pitted weight)
  • 100g dark or milk chocolate buttons
  • cacao powder for dusting
Instructions
  1. Grease and line tin of choice (see notes for sizes)
  2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees fan forced, and place rack into middle of oven
  3. Place chocolate into TM bowl and mill 10 seconds / speed 9
  4. Add butter and melt mix together 2 minutes / 50 / speed 3
  5. Add light muscovado sugar and mix 5 seconds / speed 4
  6. Add vanilla bean paste and eggs and mix 10 seconds / speed 4
  7. Add flour and salt and mix 1 minute / speed 4 (it is important you mix for the full minute)
  8. Add prunes and chocolate buttons and mix 20 seconds / reverse / speed 1
  9. Pour mixture into tin and spread to the corners
  10. Bake for 25 minutes and then check … when you touch it with your finger in the middle it should still be soft, but if it is very soft bake for a further 2-3 minutes
  11. Remove from oven and allow to rest in the baking tin until cool
  12. Dust with cacao powder before cutting into squares
Notes
Adapted from recipe here
Recipe by The Passionate Pantry at https://www.thepassionatepantry.com.au/chocolate-and-prune-brownies/