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Sunshine Brownies

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Kate Mate
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Brownie dusted with icing sugar
Sunshine brownies

I love a good chocolate brownie and this one is different from any I have made before. It contains dried Goldenberries also known as dried Physalis. These berries contain more iron than spinach, more fibre than prunes and more potassium than bananas, making these brownies better for you than your average brownie, and they are just as delicious.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 - 35 minutes
Serves: 4 - 6

For the Brownies
150 g dark cooking chocolate
125 g butter
3 eggs (medium)
150g sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
100 g self raising flour
65 g almond meal
150 g dried goldenberries
Extra 50 g of dark cooking chocolate roughly chopped

To finish
100g dark cooking chocolate
Icing sugar for the topping

Cut the butter into slices and set aside.
Make a double boiler by placing a saucepan on the stove with boiling water a 1/4 way up on low heat and placing a glass or metal bowl on top. Make sure the bowl covers the saucepan and no steam gets in.
In the bowl of the double boiler add the 150 g of dark chocolate and two slices of butter and stir continuously until the butter melts.
Continue to add in slices of butter until all the butter and chocolate has melted and is well combined. It should look nice and glossy when ready.
Take the bowl off the heat and set aside to cool down.

4 steps of making the brownie
The 4 steps of making the brownies

In a smaller bowl, combine the vanilla, eggs and sugar and whisk well until well combined (about 1 - 2 minutes).
When chocolate has cooled add in the egg and sugar mixture and fold through.
Add in sifted flour, almond meal, goldenberries and extra 50 g dark chocolate. Fold in the ingredients until all well combined.
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees or 160 degrees fan forced.
Line a 20 cm x 24 cm baking tin with baking paper.
Pour the mixture into the tin.
Place into the oven for 30 - 35 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
Allow the brownies to cool before removing from the tin. Using the sides of the baking paper, gently lift the brownies out of the tin.
Cut brownies into 4 x 4 cm squares.
To finish, take the last 100 g of dark chocolate and melt it in a double boiler.
Glaze the pieces of brownie with the melted chocolate.

Brownies cooked
Brownies Cooked

As a final step, dust the brownies with a little icing sugar before serving.

Brownies cooked
Dried Goldenberries

Nutritional information about Goldenberries
Per 100 g:
Fibre 21.9g
Potassium 1200mg
Iron 2.6 mg
Also contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin C.

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#Dried fruit
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