Thursday, 13 December 2012

Blueberry Chocolate Brownies

This  scrumptious blueberry chocolate brownie recipe was kindly shared by Heidi Rosewarne from Blueberry Corner in Whakatane. My daughter  was there recently, came home and raved about them. You can also make it Glutenfree as its easy to convert using a gluten free baking mix.
She also brought home a jar of their special blueberry honey .They tried for 5 years to get it as usually the bees eat it themselves in building up their hives.  Then they did have an impressive flowering and ‘kind’ bee weather and the bees rewarded them with their honey (the excess that they didn’t eat!)
This blueberry honey , like NZ manuka honey, is used for its anti bacterial properties and natural healing.
"Don't use it for baking ," recommends Heidi. Eat it straight out of the jar so you get the most of its health giving properties."

It's good to eat straight out of the jar in spoonfuls but I also like to melt some and serve it as a sauce  over hotcakes for brunch with lots of fresh Blueberry Corner blueberries alongside.
Blueberry Chocolate Brownie

150g butter
½ cup cocoa powder
3 eggs
1 cup sugar ( I used castor)
1tsp vanilla essence
½ cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
125g blueberries
Melt the butter and stir in the cocoa powder until well mixed, set aside.
Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla until thick and creamy.
Fold in the chocolate mix, flour and baking powder.
Pour into cake tin and sprinkle 125g of blueberries over the top.
Bake at 170 for 30 – 40 minutes until cooked through. Sprinkle with icing sugar to serve.

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