Fonseca BIN 27 Broundies

Fonseca BIN 27 Broundies
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Dorie Greenspan share's her recipe for Fonseca BIN 27 Broundies (boozy, round brownies!) to inspire bakers and cooks to enter the second annual Fonseca BIN 27 Cookie Rumble.  Click here to see details about the second annual Fonseca BIN 27 Cookie Rumble.
  • 2 tablespoon port, such as fonseca bin 27
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
  • 5 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 10 ounce semi- or bittersweet chocolate (divided), finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, cold
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup flour
  1. Position the racks to divide the oven into thirds and preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Butter 2 muffin tins, dust the interiors with flour and tap out the excess, or use a baking spray.
  2. Bring the Fonseca BIN 27 Port and water to a boil, reduce the heat to low, add the cherries, and stir until the liquid evaporates. Turn the fruit into a bowl; cool.
  3. Put the butter in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water; top with 6 ounces of the chopped chocolate. Heat, stirring, until melted — you’ll have a thick, shiny mixture.
  4. Remove the bowl from the saucepan and beat in the sugar (the mixture will turn grainy — don’t worry). One by one, beat in the cold eggs followed by the salt and pepper. Give the mix a few strong stirs, then gently stir in the flour. Add the cherries (and any liquid in the bowl) and the remaining chopped chocolate. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin tins.
  5. Bake the Fonseca BIN 27 Broundies for about 20 minutes, or until the tops are uniformly dull; a toothpick inserted into the centers will come out clean. Cool the Broundies to room temperature in the tins and then unmold them.
  6. Storage Instructions: Well wrapped, the Fonseca BIN 27 Broundies will keep for 4 days at room temperature and for 2 months in the freezer.