Brownies get a big, fancy upgrade with this recipe! These red wine fig brownies are so moist, decadent and richly flavored for a grown-up dessert with a bit of a twist.
- 1 cup All purpose flour
- ¾ cups Cocoa powder
- 1 pinch Salt
- 8 ounces, weight Semi-sweet chocolate for baking, coarsely chopped
- ¾ cups FIG jam
- 6 tablespoons Butter, thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp Milk
- 1 cup Granulated sugar
- 4 whole Eggs
- 1 cup Red wine
Preheat oven to 350ºF and spray an 8×8 baking dish very well with unflavored cooking spray. Combine flour, cocoa powder and salt in a bowl and set aside. Next, fill a small saucepan halfway with water and bring it to a gentle simmer over medium heat. Combine chocolate, fig jam, butter and milk in a heatproof bowl and place over simmering water to form a bain-marie. Let everything melt completely and become glossy, stirring often with a spatula or heat-resistant spoon. Remove from the heat when everything is smooth and melted and let cool for a few minutes.
Set up a stand mixer with the paddle attachment and carefully beat the sugar and eggs in its bowl. Then pour in the mixture of melted chocolate and fig jam and let it mix completely. Then pour in the red wine. Finally, turn the speed to low and slowly add the dry ingredients until you have a thick, succulent batter. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 45 minutes, until fully cooked. Use a toothpick inserted in the center to test it. Let them cool completely, then cut them into 16 equal brownies. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container until needed! They will keep for a few days.