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Christmas Brownies with Californian Prunes



150 g dark chocolate
4 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons sugar (40g)
80 g SUNSWEET prunes
80 g walnuts
3 large eggs
2 teaspoon cinnamon
100 g flour
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
2 level teaspoons baking powder

To serve:
50 g dark chocolate
16 SUNSWEET prunes
As desired, some cocoa powder for dusting


  1. Preheat oven to 180 °C. Cut dark chocolate into pieces, place in a bowl and melt over hot boiling water.
  2. Boil water with sugar. Pour mixture over the prunes and set aside for a moment. Put half of the walnuts into a food processor and grind finely, chop the other half coarsely. Puree prunes.
  3. Separate eggs. Beat egg white until fluffy. Mix egg yolk with melted chocolate, cinnamon and prune puree. Gently fold half of the egg white into mixture. Mix flour with cocoa powder and baking powder, then sieve over the mixture. Stir immediately with the finely chopped walnuts. Add rest of the beaten egg white and chopped walnuts.
  4. Place baking paper into a square baking pan (approx. 26x16 cm), put in the dough and flatten evenly. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool.
  5. Melt dark chocolate as described. Cut brownie cake into 16 bars. Dab a bit of the melted chocolate on each brownie and place a dried prune on it. Sift cocoa powder as desired. 

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Christmas, Desserts and Sweet Treats

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