As the weather cools down, the rain pounds on the roof and my kitchen floods at regular intervals, it feels like the time to indulge in a slice of something sweet with a cup of something hot, the eternal combination of comfort seekers everywhere.

These brownies are ideal for weathering the storm – quick, easy and you don’t even have to have chocolate on hand to make them. They’d be perfect with a cup of tea if tea interested me in the least, but I prefer them with a coffee or a big glass of cold milk. That way I can either be an incredibly grown up or a 6 year old child, whichever seems easiest at the time.

Cocoa Raspberry Brownies (Adapted from The Stone Soup)
150g butter
1¼ cups 255g caster sugar
¾ cup (80g) cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
½ cup (75g) plain flour
1 cup frozen raspberries or morello cherries

Preheat oven to 150°C. Line a slice tin with two sheets of baking paper so that it overlaps the sides.

Melt butter in a medium saucepan. When just melted, remove from the heat and stir in the sugar and cocoa powder, ensuring there are no lumps.

Add the vanilla extract and eggs and mix well. Gently stir in the flour until just combined, being careful not to over mix. Pour the mixture into the lines pan. Dot the brownies with frozen raspberries.

Bake for 45 minutes or until the top feels just set. Cool in the tin, cut and then serve.

What’s your favourite wet weather recipe?

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8 Responses to Wet days and Cocoa Raspberry Brownies

  1. Yeah bugger the tea, give me a cold glass of milk or strong coffee with this one any day. Great photo!

  2. Nikki says:

    i recognise that plate :-)

  3. Gaby says:

    Looks great! I want one now!
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  4. Senhor R says:

    It was delicious, moist, raspberryish, with just a touch of crunchyness on the outside as brownies should be….

  5. Raspberry studs! They’re like hidden gems waiting to be dug out.
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  6. Love the glossiness of that chocolate! Perfect comfort food, and raspberries go so well with chocolate.
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  7. Jessica says:

    I made this yesterday while it was pouring down rain… I let them cool in the pan and then turned them out. My boyfriend and Mum said they were the best brownies I’ve made yet! They are so moist and chocolaty and the raspberries on top are heaven. I added chopped chocolate on top of the raspberries before I put it in the oven which made it just a bit more decadent! Thanks for a great recipe :)

    • Lau says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them! They are so much easier than most brownie recipes out there, I love them, I could eat 100.

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