Chocolate Brownies with Strawberries

Chocolate Brownies with Strawberries

If there is only one treat you bake this season using fresh strawberries, this should be the one. Especially, if you are chocolate brownie fan. These Chocolate Brownies with Strawberries are super dense, chocolatey and really moreish with strawberries providing that slightly unexpected burst of additional tangy sweetness, so perfectly suited for the Summer!

Would you believe that after 16 months of blogging this is my very first chocolate brownie recipe? I’m not sure why as brownies do appear quite regularly in our house and we all love them. However, it is blondies that seem to have taken a lead on the blog thus far – White Chocolate & Almond Blondies with Raspberries or White Chocolate & Mini Eggs Blondies (do try these by the way, both delicious).

Chocolate Brownies with Strawberries

These brownies really are super delicious and quick to make but I would have one word of caution! Let them cool down properly before you cut into them. I know it’s not an easy ask but trust me, your brownies will look so much neater. Once you take them out of the oven leave them to cool down a bit and once at room temperature pop them in the fridge for a couple of hours to chill properly before you attempt cutting them.

If you are not fussed about their visual appearance by no means feel free to dig in straight away but let me warn you, it’s gonna get messy! LOL

Once chilled and cut I do like to take these Chocolate Brownies with Strawberries out of the fridge at least half and hour before I serve them. I do prefer when they are at room temperature and squidgy but as far as cutting is concerned, chilled ones are the way to go!

Chocolate Brownies with Strawberries

Brownies ready for the oven

5 from 4 votes
Chocolate Brownies with Strawberries
Chocolate Brownies with Strawberries
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Chilling time
2 hrs
Total Time
55 mins
 

Chocolatey, fudgy and really moreish, these brownies don't disappoint. Add strawberries to the equation and you're in brownie heaven. 

Course: Traybake
Cuisine: International
Keyword: chocolate brownies, strawberries
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 206 kcal
Author: Jo Allison
Ingredients
  • 200 g ( 1 1/3 cup) dark chocolate roughly chopped
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) unsalted butter cubed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 200 g (1 cup) soft light brown sugar
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) plain flour
  • 40 g (1/3 cup) cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200 g ( 1 cup) strawberries hulled & halved
Instructions
  1. Put butter and chocolate in a small pan and melt gently on a low heat, stirring constantly. Alternatively, put butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl placed over a pan with simmering water (bain-marie). Make sure the bowl doesn't touch the water. Let the chocolate and butter melt slowly giving it a gentle stir from time to time with silicone spatula. Once melted, remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.

  2. Preheat the oven to 160C/320F/Gas Mark 3.

  3. Whisk the eggs together with sugar and vanilla extract using hand held mixer, standing mixer with whisk attachment or balloon whisk until slightly foamy and light. 

  4. Sieve flour and cocoa powder directly onto egg and sugar mixture and mix in gently again using mixer or balloon whisk. Add cooled butter and chocolate mixture and give it one last mix until incorporated.

  5. Pour onto baking tray (roughly 22cm square) lightly buttered and lined with baking paper with two sides overlapping for easier removal of brownies later. 

  6. Put strawberry halves gently on top of the brownie mixture (cut side down) and push them in only slightly.

  7. Bake in preheated oven for approx. 45 min until you see the papery crust form on top and batter no longer wobbles when you move the pan. Also the toothpick inserted into centre should have no raw brownie batter on it.

  8. Let the brownies cool completely in the tin and if you have lots of self restrain, pop cooled brownies in the fridge for couple of hours after. It will be much easier to slice. Bring to room temperature before serving.

  9. As it contains strawberries, store them in the fridge for up to 3 days. Enjoy responsibly! 🙂 

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12 Comments

  • Reply Eb Gargano | Easy Peasy Foodie

    Oh wow – these look INCREDIBLE!! I often have brownies WITH strawberries, but I’ve never put the strawberries IN the batter before – I am going to have to try this!! Eb x

    July 28, 2018 at 11:12 am
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Eb! Strawberries go so fabulously well with chocolate don’t they? I often have them on the side of my brownies too but baked into brownies they give them slightly different flavour dimension, this tangy sweetness against moreish and rich chocolate. Love them! 🙂 x

      August 12, 2018 at 7:10 pm
  • Reply Jacqui |Recipes Made Easy

    These look fabulous. I make chocolate brownies with blackberries but I am sure these would be just as delicious. Chocolate is so good with summer berries.

    July 28, 2018 at 12:58 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Jacqui! Yum, love the sound of brownies with blackberries too! Absolutely, chocolate and berries mach made in heaven.

      August 12, 2018 at 7:13 pm
  • Reply Ross

    Looks awesome! Love the strawberries cooked into the brownies!

    July 31, 2018 at 9:04 am
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      I’m glad these caught your eye Ross and thanks for stopping by 🙂

      August 12, 2018 at 7:15 pm
  • Reply choclette

    I’m hopeless at waiting for brownies to cool down so much respect to you. What a splendid idea to add strawberries to brownies. I bet they’re lush.

    Thanks for sharing with #WeShouldCocoa. The 1st September will be the 8th anniversary and I’m making this month the final link-up. I do hope you’ll join in and help make it an end to remember.
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    August 3, 2018 at 10:53 am
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Lol it’s not an easy wait for sure but I can be to ugh like that sometimes. 😉
      8th anniversary and final link-up!!! Such a fantastic linky Choclette and source of so many chocolate delights, it’s an end of an era! I’ll try my best to link up!

      August 12, 2018 at 7:35 pm
  • Reply Jenny walters

    I’m LOVING these brownies Jo. I love the idea of strawberries buried within. Almost good for you.Hope you are enjoying the hols x

    August 5, 2018 at 2:34 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Jenny! 🙂 These are the bee’s knees and now that I’m back in my kitchen after two weeks of international galavanting I will be baking them again! 🙂 x

      August 12, 2018 at 7:40 pm
  • Reply Cat | Curly's Cooking

    I love the look of these brownies. Who doesn’t love strawberries and chocolate together?! Too many times have I tried to cut my brownies when they are too hot and have had a crumbly gooey mess! I don’t know if I could wait for these to cool though – I’d want to dive straight in!x

    August 13, 2018 at 8:17 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Cat! 🙂 I had to be really strict with proper chilling time here for the sake of the photos but trust me I don’t always show such self-restraint when it comes to brownies 😉 lol x

      August 13, 2018 at 8:59 pm

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