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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Mere Bear’s Black Forest Brownie


I got this recipe from my sister Meredith, aka ‘Mere Bear’ – I thought with it’s dark colour and ‘Black Forest’ as the special ingredient it would be the perfect treat to enjoy while we watch the ALL BLACKS who are playing in the World Cup final, kicking off in about an hours time!

200 grams butter, softened
1½ cups sugar
1 cup cocoa (sifted to remove lumps)
3 eggs
½ cup standard white flour
200 gram block of ‘Black Forest’ chocolate cut thinly – almost grated looking

Preheat your oven to 150°C and grease and line a 20x20cm square baking tin.
Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar then add the cocoa and continue to beat for 3-5 minutes until creamy.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Stir in flour and fold gently before adding the finely cut chocolate.
Transfer mixture to a greased and lined 20cm square baking tin.
Bake at 150°C for 1 hour or until the surface of the brownie appears cracked. The centre should appear almost uncooked.
Cool in the tin.
Cut into squares. Just before serving, dust with icing sugar.



The brownie is decadently rich and delicious! You can taste the jelly bits from the chocolate throughout the brownie giving it a unique taste. Fingers crossed that the AB’s win the cup tonight and you can all give these a go as celebratory baking.



  1. This is such a delicious recipe! I was thrilled to discover your blog and find a brownie recipe made from my current favourite chocolate flavour. I made it tonight while procrastinating over doing work at home. It helped me survive a long evening of online course design. Thanks! :-)

  2. Thank you :-) I am glad you enjoyed it, hope you got all your work done!

  3. Hello. I hope you don't mind - I just shared your recipe on my blog. It's a firm favourite in our household - SO GOOD!!! Thanks. :D