Whether poaching pears in merlot or splashing copious amounts of sherry into the trifle; Brits have always had a love affair with a boozy pudding. Not only do they add an extra bit of naughtiness to a guilty pleasure but they’re also just plain darn delicious.
But there is one boozy pud that’s taking the internet by storm and we’re completely on board – RED WINE BROWNIES. Yes, that’s right… You’ve had the Oreo brownies, you’ve had the Nutella brownies and now the boozy brownie has landed. People all over the internet are getting creative adding cranberries for a festive twist or keeping it traditional with walnut, but the base remains the same – a generous helping of red.
If you’re keen to try it yourself, why not try this stellar recipe from ASDA.
200g plain chocolate, roughly chopped
170g salted butter
250ml Asda Extra Special Cabernet Sauvignon (any fruity red wine will do!)
250g caster sugar
75g light brown soft sugar
130g plain flour
3 eggs, beaten
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 tsp instant coffee, dissolved in 1tbsp boiling water
1 tbsp cocoa, to dust
-Preheat the oven to 170C/150C fan/gas 3. Grease and line a rectangular baking tray with greaseproof paper.
-Melt the chocolate and butter in a heatproof mixing bowl over a pan of boiling water.
-Remove from the heat and mix in the wine, followed by the sugar, then the flour, eggs, vanilla and coffee. Stir until evenly combined, then pour into the tin.
-Place on the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 30-40mins until a light crust has formed and a knife, when inserted into the centre of the brownie, comes out clean.
-Remove from the oven and leave to cool fully, then cut into 12 squares and dust with a little cocoa powder.