Brownies are a perennial favourite in our house. Rich, dense and fudgy these blonde brownies use white chocolate instead of the usual dark and are crammed full of sour cherries and macadamia nuts. Absolutely delicious and incredibly moreish they need no further introduction. Quick and easy to prepare I do hope you try them.
Blonde Brownies With Sour Cherries, Macadamia and White Chocolate Chunks
Makes about 18 pieces.
200g white chocolate, broken into pieces or roughly chopped
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup plain flour
1/3 cup self-raising flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup whole macadamia nuts
1/2 cup dried sour cherries
1 cup (about 180g) white chocolate chopped into macadamia nut sized chunks
PREHEAT oven to 160C. Butter and line a rectangular 20cm x 30cm baking tin.
MELT chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring until smooth.
REMOVE from heat and allow to cool. Stir in vanilla.
IN A SEPARATE bowl beat together eggs and sugar until thick and creamy.
FOLD IN cooled chocolate mixture, then flour, salt, dried cherries, white chocolate chunks and whole macadamia nuts.
POUR batter evenly into the prepared baking tin.
BAKE for 30 – 40 minutes in centre oven rack position or until crumbs cling to a skewer inserted into the centre. When cool cut into squares. Dust with icing sugar.