Double chocolate, sour cream & cherry brownies!

“Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages of up to 140 characters, known as “tweets“.”   Wikipedia

To me twitter is far more than the above! It is a place where I have created a little snug space for myself in the world wide web and have surrounded myself with people who don’t think I am strange for posting 50 pictures a week of food, who share in my happiness or sadness, who encourage others when required and who offer the hand of friendship. People that don’t tweet find it hard to understand the whole process but those who get it, really get it!

One of my lovely foodie pals Marie McKenna is a great promoter of gorgeous home cooked food and when she posted a picture of these delicious brownies ready for the oven I was tempted to lick my phone screen. It is the closest to something sweet I have had in the last few weeks because of my new eating plan……

These are Marie’s words and pictures, am hoping to persuade her to start her own blog soon!!



225g dark chocolate, 70% cocoa solids
225g butter
300g golden caster sugar
3 eggs
100g self raising flour
100g white chocolate, chopped
100g fresh cherries, pitted and halved
100ml Sour Cream


Preheat oven to 170°C.
Line a 23cm (9″) cake tin with baking parchment.
Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Leave aside to cool slightly.
Whisk the sugar and eggs together in an electric mixer until pale and fluffy.
Add the melted chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and whisk until thickened.
Fold in the flour, then gently add the cherries to the cake batter.
Pour into the tin.
Add the chopped white chocolate to the top of the mixture.
Using a teaspoon, put dollops of the sour cream over the mixture then swirl around the top.
Place in heated oven and bake for 40 mins.
Remove and place tin on a wire rack.
Allow the cake to cool completely before removing and cutting into squares using a sharp warmed knife.
Do not be tempted to cut until completely cold!



So delicious! If anyone else wants to guest blog a sweet recipe over the next while for me they are more than welcome! Get in touch!

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