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Double Chocolate Mocha Brownies


Checkers - Jul 4th, 10:21

We didn’t think you could improve a chocolate brownie – ‘til we added more chocolate and a hit of Foreign Ground coffee.

Makes: 24


1/3 cup (80ml) strong brewed Foreign Ground coffee
1 cup (250ml) butter, at room temperature
1 slab (80g) dark chocolate, chopped
1 slab (80g) white chocolate, chopped

½ tub (125g) dark chocolate ganache*
100g raw Padkos walnuts, chopped
1 1/2 cups (375ml) demerara sugar
1 1/4 cups (310ml) cocoa powder
½ tsp. (3ml) bicarbonate of soda
100 g Padkos dried cranberries
2 tsp. (10ml) vanilla extract
1 cup (250ml) flour
1 tsp. (5ml) salt
4 eggs


1. Pre-heat oven to 180C and grease a 33x22 cm (13x9 inch) brownie pan with oil or butter.
2. Cream butter with sugar in medium mixing bowl. Add eggs, vanilla, salt, bicarbonate of soda and mix well.
3. Stir in flour, cocoa powder, and coffee until batter is smooth. Fold through 1/2 of the dark chocolate chunks and walnuts and all of the white chocolate chunks.
4. Scrape batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle remaining dark chocolate and walnuts over the top. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
5. Serve topped with chocolate ganache, cranberries, and scoops of vanilla ice-cream.

*Checkers sells dark chocolate ganache in the desserts section, but if you want to make your own, place 150g dark chocolate (broken into chunks) and 1/3 cup (80ml) cream in a glass bowl set over a pot of simmering water. Ensure that the hot water does not touch the base of the bowl. As soon as the chocolate starts to melt, stir until a smooth chocolate sauce has formed. Set aside – the ganache will thicken as it cools.

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