Choc Cherry Brownies – Rebellious Style!

Rebecca made these at work and they went down a treat so we thought it would be nice to share them with you. Plus they have brain superfood flax in them too so are healthy. For the hard to find ingredients you could check out Suma for your nearest stockist.

Ingredients:
·       2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
·       80g sunflower spread
·       120g dark chocolate
·       ½ teaspoon coffee granules
·       125g self raising flour
·       70g ground almonds
·       50g cocoa powder
·       ½ teaspoon baking powder
·       250g caster sugar
·       1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
·       70g glace cherries

Method:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 170C, or 150C for fan ovens. Grease a 20cm square baking tin and line with parchment paper
  2. Drain and rinse the glace cherries and leave to one side
  3. In a jug mix the flaxseed and 6 tablespoons of water, stirring well. Leave for at least 5 minutes
  4. In a saucepan, melt the margarine with the chocolate and coffee granules on a low heat, adding 60ml of water. Allow this to cool slightly
  5. Combine the flour, almonds, cocoa powder and baking powder with ¼ teaspoon of salt in a big bowl. Mix well ensuring there are no lumps
  6. Stir the sugar into the melted chocolate mixture, beating well until you get a smooth glossy texture, and all the sugar is dissolved
  7. Add the flaxseed mix to the flour mixture, along with the cherries and vanilla extract
  8. Finally add the melted mixture to the large bowl and stir everything together until combined
  9. You should have a rather thick mixture now, spoon this into your prepared tin and bake for 35-40 minutes, until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean

Allow to cool in the tin completely, and then cut into squares and serve. Sorry we don’t have any photos, they went before we had chance to take any!

Announcement

Hello to you all and Happy New Year. It’s been a while since I’ve made contact! My apologies for that to all my loyal customers and followers. As some of you may know I have had a very busy year in 2018. For the first few months I was busy with my mum, who was in and out of hospital. I’m pleased to say she is better now after a major operation. During that time my daughter Rebecca had a lovely baby girl in May, so I was busy with looking after her little boy and the new mum and baby. I now have four wonderful Grandchildren! So, after much thought and deliberation, I have decided to cease trading from January 31st 2019. I have loved running my little business for the last ten years, and making many new friends and meeting lots of lovely people. I am now putting my energies into my growing family and promoting veganism. I feel that addressing this is so urgent now, as our planet is on the brink of a climate change crisis, and adopting a vegan diet is the most important thing we can all do, to help stop this. For our children and grandchildrens future. So once again, thank you for supporting me and I wish you all well in the future and am still very happy to hear from you. Best Wishes, Lynda