Right after I took this picture the whole stack fell over. Onto the floor. However, no one saw it but me, so did it *really* happen? 5 second rule and all.
Anyway, this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie challenge is “Chocolate Cherry Brownies” from Baking Chez Moi. The dried cherries are re-hydrated with, in this case, a lovely, fruity Syrah. I wound up using double the Syrah and water than was called for because I didn’t have enough to rehydrate my cherries. And oh my goodness. That aroma from the cherries and wine! Totally killer. I was thinking how lovely it would be to have the re-hydrated cherries, plus that extra reduced wine, served as the star on top of some other delicious dessert.
These brownies did not last long in our house. They were gooey, to be sure. Some stated in the P&Q that they chilled their brownies before cutting them, which might have been a good idea, but I love being able to see the whole juicy cherries hanging out the side of the brownies. I think it’s what the French call “rustic”, no?
Anyway, would definitely make these again, although I instantly wished for a double batch, and might do so the next time. You can find this recipe on Page 322 of Dorie Greenspan’s “Baking Chez Moi”. Buy the book! Join us!