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Brownie with peanuts and plums

15 May 2018 | Last Updated: 7 June 2019

Brownie with peanuts and plums

This is a dessert for true chocolate lovers! It’s very moist and fudgy in the middle, with a crunchy crust on top. You need to try this flavor combination – salted and roasted peanuts and plums. We are really crazy about this brownie! The salt from the peanuts enhances the sweetness of the chocolate and the addition of slightly acidic plums makes the brownie lighter. Brownie is also very quick and easy to make. You need to try it, it’s our favorite brownie!
It’s important to let the brownie cool completely before cutting into squares (it takes about 2 hours), otherwise, it will be fragile and crumbly (but of course still very delicious). It tastes best on the next day when chocolate and butter are completely set and the flavors have come together. Waiting really pays off! Let the brownie rest overnight in the refrigerator, and before eating, warm it up to the room temperature. As chocolate and cocoa are the main ingredients of this dessert, it’s important that they are of good quality.

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brownie with peanuts and plums

Brownie with peanuts and plums

Moist and fudgy brownie with peanut chunks and fresh plums. It's a perfect flavor combination!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Author Aleksandra

Ingredients

  • 225 g / 8 oz dark chocolate broken into small pieces
  • 200 g / 7 oz butter cut into cubes, unsalted, 82% fat, European-style
  • 225 g / 8 oz granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa 30g / 1 oz
  • 50 g / 1.8 oz all-purpose flour
  • 170 g / 6 oz plums 6 round medium plums, you can give a little more, eg 8 plums
  • 75 g / 2.6 oz peanuts salted and roasted, about ½ cup, roughly chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 160 °C / 325 °F / Gas Mark 3.
  • Prepare a square 21×21 cm / 8×8 inch cake pan (measured at the bottom), grease it lightly with butter and line it with baking paper.
  • Melt the chocolate and butter using a double-broiler method: place a heatproof bowl (glass or metaover the pot with boiling water, the bowl can’t touch the water surface. Add the butter and chocolate into the bowl, remove the pot from the heat (the bowl is still on the pot, steam will melt the butter and chocolate), stir occasionally until chocolate mixture has melted.
  • Remove the bowl from the pot, wait for about 5 minutes until the mixture is a little cooler (but still warm), whisk in the sugar until combined.
  • Add the eggs, whisk thoroughly.
  • Add the sifted flour and cocoa, then the peanuts, quickly stir in until just combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan, spread evenly with a spatula.
  • Place the plum halves on top.
  • Bake for about 35-40 minutes. It’s ready when a skewer inserted in the center of the cake comes out with moist crumbs clinging (the brownie will continue to bake slightly in the hot pan once pulled out of the oven). The cake tester/skewer should not come out clean. The center of the brownie shouldn’t be wobbly when shaken, though. Be careful to not overbake it.
  • Take the pan out of the oven. Set aside to cool completely (it will take about 2 hours), then cut into squares. Brownie tastes best on the second day when the flavors come together and the texture is denser.

Notes

Brownies freeze very well. Wrap it in a cling foil and freeze for up to 3 months.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brownies with plums, peanut brownie, plum brownie, plum peanut brownies

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