Red wine brownies are a delicious dessert! They are rich and also fudgy. Follow this recipe and indulge yourself with a wonderful way to eat brownies and wine too!
- 170 g semisweet chocolate chips
- 110 g unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 60 ml red wine, plus more for serving
- 100 g caster sugar
- 55 g brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 95 g plain flour
- 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 180ºC (160ºC fan). Grease a 22-cm x 22-cm (9″-x-9″) baking dish with cooking spray.
Melt chocolate and butter over a double boiler. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
Whisk in wine and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, whisking well between each addition. Stir in flour, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt until just combined.
Pour brownie batter into prepared pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool completely. Serve at room temperature with red wine.
You’ve probably nibbled on a square or two of dark chocolate while sipping a glass of red wine after dinner (if you haven’t, I highly suggest you try it some time), but with these brownies, you get your red wine and your chocolate all in one irresistible treat. They’re the very definition of “the best of both worlds.”
TIPS FOR BAKING THE BEST RED WINE BROWNIES:
used full-bodied wines or any red wine that you love to drink. Best to go with sweet reds and dessert wines. They are still amazing with any red wine and still recommend this recipe to use up any leftover wine you may have around, but for the best experience, go for something sweet.
Many people ask if they can substitute the dried cranberries for other dried fruit. I haven’t tried the recipe with anything besides dried cranberries, but I believe some dried fruits like dried cherries would work really well here. If you want to get a little crazy with it, try dried strawberries and report back on how that tastes!
I’ve also had a few bakers ask if they can omit the fruit and nuts altogether. The answer is yes! I know not everyone enjoys mix-ins in their brownies so feel free to take them out. My only warning is this: if you are taking out the dried fruit, you have to reduce the amount of wine in the brownies because the fruit soaks up and retains some of the wine. Without reducing the amount of wine, the brownie batter will be too liquidy and affect the end texture and baking time. I recommend using just ½ cup of wine in the brownies if you are not using the dried fruit.
Red Wine Brownies are Great adult parties and gatherings!