Sugar and Crumbs review and Valentine’s Day Brownies

Sugar and Crumbs review and Valentine’s Day Brownies

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A couple of weeks ago I was sent a bag of goodies by the lovely Sugar and Crumbs, who are a company selling naturally flavoured icing sugars and cocoa powders. I was sent their new flavours to try, which included a salted caramel icing sugar, coffee icing sugar, black cherry icing sugar, and my personal favourite: cherry cocoa powder.

I found this cocoa powder really easy to work with, and it had a great cherry flavour. In these brownies I used some cherry cocoa and some normal, as I didn’t want the cherry to be too overpowering, as well as making my sample last longer!

These brownies would be perfect for a Valentine ’s Day tea party, as they are squidgy and chocolatey, with a hint of cherry, and some juicy cherry pieces. Or, of course, you could just eat them all yourself…!

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Chocolate Cherry Brownies:

175g butter

350g caster sugar

1 tsp vanilla bean paste

3 eggs

125g plain flour

1tsp baking powder

30g Sugar and Crumbs cherry cocoa powder

20g normal cocoa powder

60g dried cherries, soaked in boiling water mixed with 1 tbsp cherry cocoa powder for 2 hours, then chopped.

80g dark chocolate, chopped

20 x 30cm baking tray, greased and lined with baking paper

Pre-heat your oven to 180°C

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan, then pour onto the sugar and mix well. Leave to cool for a few minutes, then add the vanilla.
  2. Add the eggs to the mixture and stir, then sift over the flour, baking powder and cocoas.
  3. Fold in, then add the chopped chocolate and cherries and stir again.
  4. Pour into the tin and spread out evenly, then cook for 25-30 minutes, until the top has a crust, but still a slight wobble.
  5. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then cut into slices
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