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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Blueberry Brownies

Friends at work have been demanding blueberry muffins from me. They're not happy with chocolate fudge cake and chocolate cheesecake, ooooh no! It was even free! And yet they demand more. A lesser person would have given in, but I'm a bastion of pride (and hence numerous embarrassing falls) and elegance.

I used (dried) sour cherries in my cheesecake lately, and on inspection of the same isle of the local supermarket I found similar dried fruits, yes, you guessed it, blueberries. Now, Marks and Spencers like to import their "fresh" blueberries from somewhere suitably far away (and hence pumping: ozone eating chemicals into the air (hence the greenhouse effect accelerating); and at the same time particulates which block the suns rays from the earth (hence, paradoxically, negating the said heating effect)) I thought it would be better to get the dried ones... that, er, i didn't check where they came from... er, so yeah, ignore my previous rant...

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's book The River Cottage Year, or some such, has a recipe for brownies and cherry sauce. While I used the recipe for the brownies, I decided to chop up the blueberries and chuck them straight into the mix.

You can see the results here... if you look very closely you can hear me salivating :-D


Ivonne said...

You have very demanding work colleagues!

Thank you for the blueberry brownies. It's interesting because only last week I had a dessert with blueberries and chocolate.

You're forgiven.

Anonymous said...

Blueberries in brownies! What an excellent idea. :)

Ari(Baking and Books)

Mae said...

I know exactly what you mean about demanding work colleagues. I made a mistake of bringing some of the mini blueberry cakes - now they want more and more and more. They're never satisfied!

Your blueberry brownies is such an excellent idea. Yes, i did look closely and it's so moist. I can imagine the taste being sooo good.

Nazca said...

Still it's nice to show off I guess, they didn't last too long!

I find I have a lot of great ideas, because I'm such a bad shopper and homekeeper that I forget what I need and just buy random stuff. You HAVE to be inventive then! :-)

Callipygia said...

I like the idea too, I have found that there is very little that doesn't go with chocolate.

Nazca said...

Good point, I wasn't really out on a limb there was I? :-)

Next time i'll try chilli brownies, whereas chilli goes with choc, will it go with the cake?

Brilynn said...

I can understand why your colleagues would demand these of you! I'm thinking they would be pretty good with raspberries too.

Nazca said...

Brownies are good with everything! Specially chocolate dip... :-)