Saturday, March 28, 2009

Twitter Brownies

I get recipes from all sorts of places. I recently signed up for Twitter, and one of the people I follow posted, "...Need stuff for dark choc cherry brownies and chocolate sauce. Wonder when liquor store opens-need kirsch." I had kirsch in my pantry, and was intrigued so I contacted her for the recipe.

It comes from Cooking Light, and there wasn't any kirsch in it, and while I think I have figured out that she put it in her chocolate sauce and possibly not her brownies, I decided to substitute the water for kirsch in this recipe. And whew, it was strong, but between the jam and alcohol you end up with a nice fruity flavor. But the texture and flavor of these, for a light brownie, definitely delicious.

The recipe can be found here, but I'll included it in the blog since I altered it a bit.

Twitter Brownies

* 3.4 ounces all-purpose flour (about 3/4 cup)
* 1 cup sugar
* 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 3/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/3 cup cherry preserves
* 1/3 cup kirsch, or water
* 5 tablespoons butter
* 1 large egg, lightly beaten
* 1 large egg white
* 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
* Powdered sugar (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper; coat with cooking spray.

3. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, 1 cup sugar, unsweetened cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Combine cherry preserves, 1/3 cup water, and butter in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Add preserves mixture to flour mixture; stir well. Add egg and egg white; stir until smooth. Stir in semisweet chocolate chips. Scrape batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cool in pan on wire rack. Garnish with powdered sugar, if desired.

I'm interested in following you if you are in Twitter. I have found a few bakers so far - CakeSpy, Baking Soda, and Ice Cream Guru David Lebovitz. For those of you who don't know, Twitter is one more social networking site where users update their status in 140 characters or less. Some of it can be pretty mundane, but others use it creatively. It is a fun way to follow famous people or friends in their daily lives. My account is the place I stick all the quotations I come across in books or music.

Categories: Baking light, Brownies, Chocolate, Cherry


Baking Soda said...

Fun! I need to not forget I'm on there but between the new job I started, family and other stuff I feel I "need" to do...

My oldest son gave me a bag of white tea flavoured with cherry blossom... Twitter cherry blossom tea brownies? Replacing water with tea?
Thanks for finding me!

Jude said...

Glad to see I'm not the only twitter addict. Just started following you! (I'm judecee)