Use any fresh berry in season, or use acolorful combination like strawberries and blueberries atop thewhipped cream to give this rich chocolate torte a patriotic flair!
Recipe: Blackberry BrownieTorte
Brownie Torte:1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup butter 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar – divided use 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Topping:1/2 cup whipping cream1 1/2 cups fresh blackberries*, rinsedand thoroughly dried with paper towels
Heat oven to 350°F (175°C). Parchmentor wax paper line and grease a 9-inch round baking pan.
In a medium bowl, mix together flour,baking soda, salt and chocolate chips. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan, melt butter overlow heat. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup sugar, eggs and vanilla.Add cocoa, blending well. Stir in flour mixture.
Spread mixture in prepared pan.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until woodenpick inserted into center comes out with moist crumbs. Cool inpan on wire rack for 15 minutes. Invert onto wire rack; removeparchment or wax paper. Turn right side up; cool completely.
In a small bowl, beat whipping cream andremaining 1/4 cup sugar until stiff peaks form. Spread over topof brownie and top with berries. Refrigerate until serving time.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.
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