On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me… Assam Prune Brownies!
I think brownies are one baking classic that you can’t go wrong with. They always go down a treat and a plate full will never last long with hungry guests! These Assam Prune Chocolate Brownies would be perfect with an afternoon cup of tea (TeaShed, of course) or for dessert with a scoop or two of creamy vanilla ice cream.
Pick Me Up at 3 *Tea is a hearty caffeine rich Assam tea, perfect for afternoon energy slumps. We all have that lull between lunch and dinner especially after filling up of yummy festive food. So this is where we need something to keep us going and brighten up our afternoon!
This rich rounded flavour of Assam tea if a nice addition to a delicious chocolate brownies and the prunes make the texture even fudgier, which in brownie terms is the Holy Grail. Soaking the prunes in strong brewed Assam tea overnight makes them plump and allows them to bring extra moistness to these Assam Prune Chocolate Brownies. They also balance the richness of the black tea and dark chocolate with their natural sweetness.
50g prunes (about 10)
185g dark chocolate
200ml Pick Me Up At 3 Assam tea (2 teabags)
85g plain flour
65g cocoa powder
75g milk chocolate
3. Sift the flour and cocoa into the liquid mixture, stir together and then fold in the chopped milk chocolate and drained prunes. Pour into a lined baking tray and bake for 35-40 minutes at 180 degrees C or until set but still squidgy in the middle.