Didn't have port/wine, so I used some fresh pomegranate juice, with mixed dried berries & cherries, and added some vanilla extract, cinnamon and powdered coffee, turned out awzumm. Also, put extra chocolate in the mix \,,/
As everyone else said; fantastic. My husband loves chocolate and went nuts over this recipe. I found them almost too chocolatey (If that's really a word) and would appreciate a small square with something like a citrus sorbet. Mine were too fudge like for me but I think I didn't reduce the Port in the cherries enough (which would take longer than the recipe called for). Also, heads up when reducing the Port for the ganache. Port has a high sugar content and burns easily so keep stirring and keep an eye on it. This is definitely better on day 2 and would even be great without the ganache.
These brownies were awesome. The first day after we had finished them and let them rest, we tasted them and I was a bit disappointed. The next day however, was completely different, the ganache had set up and the flavors of the cocoa , cherries and port really came together. So if you can stand it, my advice would be to make these a full day in advance, it's worth the wait
I'm not big on brownies or chocolate but these are wonderful. Easy and always come out well.
I made this recipe with canola oil instead of butter and I used a dark chocolate for the ganache. They were spectacular. I think I will put more cherries in next time.
This is a great recipe. I've made it both with and without the cherries. I don't like fruit in my chocolate desserts generally, which is why I first made it without the cherries, but the ganache does not have much flavor besides chocolate, so the cherries really make it special. Without cherries, I would give it a 3-1/2, with cherries a solid 5!
I was stuck inside during a snow storm last weekend and made these just because I happened to have all the ingredients on hand. I had no idea how awesome they would be! The contrast of the sweet chocolate and tangy cherries is fantastic. I plan to make them again tonight because I can't wait to show them off to some friends. They're pretty sophisticated for a brownie but even the kids loved them. At first I was afraid the ganache was too runny and wouldn't set up, but it turned out perfect! And I think that little bit of port in the mix is what keeps them so moist and fudgy.. wow!
I'm not a huge brownie fan - but! Now I'm a believer! My eyes rolled, my toes wiggled and a shiver went up my spine when I tasted these!
These are fantastic! Everybody that I make them for loves them and wants the recipe.
These were really excellent. I don't normally like chocolate with fruit, but the cherries weren't overpowering at all. A very rich and elegant brownie.
I am not a huge brownie lover, but I had some company coming over and decided to make these since it sound unique with the dried cherries.The glaze also sounded different. These are the best! Preparation time was minimal and the recipe was easy to follow. The brownies are moist,full of chocolate, but not overpowering with the cherries. I will most gladly eat these any time. My company also loved them, and I recieved rave reviews. They are fantastic and now a part of my cookbook favorites!!