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Sour cherries & Pecans baked brownies



These dreamy chocolate brownies happened last week.

It has been quite a while that i wanted to create a really good balanced brownies recipe and *finally* it happened!


You see, i’m not one of the ‘huge chocolate fan’ type of person.

I do love chocolate, don’t get me wrong but it has to be at the right amount with the right balance of flavors.

That’s why i had the urge of making something that not only the chocolate addicts among us will be able to enjoy.


Now, after thinking a lot on how to balance it, it popped to my head.

Sour cherries.

Sour cherries and chocolate combination have a love story between them.

Every time you'll combine these, it's a winning recipe. Every. Time.

It turned out so rich and decadent, with the perfect fresh kick from the dried sour cherries and an earthy taste from the pecans it turned out so perfectly.


I know i've promised you a RAW brownies recipe, but for a long time i've wanted to perfect my baked version one and it was an amazing excuse to do it :)


So forgive me about that, i'll share the raw recipe another day and for now - here is the recipe for those #plantbased #glutenfree and #refinesugarfree divine brownies.


Can't wait to see your recreations!


*This exact recipe is good for a 20 cm square pan (i used 30*10 rectangle pan in the pic).

*You can store these brownies in an airtight container in the fridge for around a week.


For the brownies


Ingredients:

100g buckwheat flour

18g tapioca flour

200g coconut sugar

85g pecans, finely ground

70g cacao powder

2g baking powder

pinch of salt


2 psyllium husks 'egg' - 8g psyllium husks + 60g water

92g coconut cream

46g coconut oil

30g almond butter

20g apple puree


add ons (recommended)-

55g sour cherries

40g pecans


Instructions:

1. preheat the oven to 180 celsius degrees.

2. create the psyllium egg by mixing the psyllium and water very well and le sit (it supposed to be like jelly eventually).

3. Mix all the dry ingredients together.

4. In another bowl, mix all the wet ingredients together.

5. place a parchment paper on the pan you're using.

6. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together very well.

7. Fold in the sour cherries and pecans (or any other add ons you decided to use).

8. pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 18-20 minutes (Be careful to not overcook).


For the ganache


Ingredients:

100g Dark chocolate (we used our 70% chocolate)

30g coconut cream

10g coconut oil

20g maple syrup

1g vanilla extract

pinch of salt


Instructions:

In a large saucepan, melt the chocolate.

Remove from heat, pour in all the other ingredients and mix well (important to know- once it's smooth and well combined, stop the mixing act so the chocolate won't break, happens when mixing too much).

Spread the ganache onto the prepared brownies and let it cool.

Topping options:

Dried sour cherries, cacao nibs, sea salt or nuts.


Let me know if you have any questions on the comments down here,

Enjoy!


Vegan patisserie  |  Plant based  |  Refine sugar free  |  Soy free  |  Hand made

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