American Sunday | Fudgy Blueberry Brownies

I know, I know, its been wayyy too long since I’ve posted anything. You all probably thought that I had disappeared into la la land, but….. nope. No la la land for me. Excuses are overrated, but it’s been quite busy at work so I was completely beat every night and just couldn’t get myself to put anything down on paper, well e-paper AND I’ve been finalizing the plans for our upcoming wedding. Even though we are getting married in a small civil ceremony there are lots of things to plan.

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So the weather isn’t really the way you would expect summer weather to be. One day its raining and chilly and the next day its sunny and warm/humid. Really confusing if you ask me and it makes the planning of weekend activities nearly impossible. So last weekend, after checking the forecast regularly, we finally decided to have some friends over for dinner. They were bringing the burgers and we were supplying the rest. After whipping up my signature guacamole (recipe to follow shortly) we were treated to some of the best burgers EVER.

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For desert I wanted to serve something that would fit the theme…. American BBQ. For me a typical American BBQ isn’t complete with fresh fudgy brownies. So, that was it… Fudgy brownies with some fresh blueberries! YUM. What makes these brownies so delicious is their consistency…gooey, fudgy, chocolaty. You can either serve them warm or cold…. But whatever you do, make sure you add a nice scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream on top.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup semi sweet chocolate
  • ½ cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 stick of butter (113g)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp kosher salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° and prepare a standard brownie pan with baking sheets.
  2. In a small saucepan simmer the butter and blueberries over low heat until the butter is completely melted. While butter is melting, cut the chocolate into small bite size pieces.
  3. Remove from heat and add chocolate – stir until melted.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, vanilla and sugar. Slowly add a spoonful of the blueberry mixture into the egg mixture. This prevents the eggs from scrambling.
  5. Once tempered, add the egg mixture to the saucepan with the blueberries. Mix well.
  6. Add the flour, cocoa, and salt. Mix until combined and no clumps can be seen.
  7. Bake for 25-35 minutes until you can do the toothpick test (toothpick should come out with minimal crumb). Do not over bake.

Serves: About 9 brownies
Prep/Bake Time: 55 min.

 

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