Raspberry Brownies

Raspberry Brownies | Playful Cooking #raspberry #brownie #easy #baking

I couldn’t have showed up on Valentine’s Day without some chocolaty pleasure. So here it is my friend, fudgy Raspberry Brownies. The combination of raspberry and chocolate is heavenly to me. I have paired these two several times before and it’s always a tasty indulgence. This time, I made the brownies especially for my little fella and his classmates. They have the Valentine’s Day celebration in school. I wish I could attend too. Can you imagine, how much cuteness overload it will get with all the little kids singing, “Happy Valentines Day”!

Raspberry Brownies | Playful Cooking #raspberry #brownie #easy #baking

Raspberry Brownies | Playful Cooking #raspberry #brownie #easy #baking

It’s been three weeks since Avyan started preschool. He has never been away from me so we were not sure what to expect. When we took him for enrollment, he instantly got himself settled in one of the colorful chairs with the other kids. It did take us by surprise and I kept my fingers crossed. We stayed there for a while to see his reaction. He was absolutely enjoying it with all the toys and so many kids! So, we went ahead and enrolled him. On the first day of his preschool, Arvind took off from work and we had our first lunch date in years. We had completely forgotten what it was like to eat out without rushing! It was a much-needed break for us.

The first day of preschool was pretty smooth, but the next two weeks was not easy. Although he walked out of the door carrying his lunch bag quite responsibly, there were always a few moments of tears when Arvind dropped him at school. Thankfully, we never got a call back and as it turned out, he was fine once he got settled.

I was worried it will take at least a couple of months for him to settle but surprisingly, from the third week, things got suddenly stable. No more tears and Avyan started to enjoy the entire routine. Now, he looks forward to going to school. And I look forward to my three days of freedom.

Raspberry Brownies | Playful Cooking #raspberry #brownie #easy #baking

Raspberry Brownies | Playful Cooking #raspberry #brownie #easy #baking

With toddlers, I had to think hard as to what could I pack as a treat. Chocolaty for sure, but also it had to be something easy to eat. And brownies just happen to be everybody’s favorite. These raspberry brownies are super easy to prepare. Just melt the chocolate, melt the butter, and mix everything in a bowl. No fancy gadget required. It turns out wonderfully fudgy with the goodness of raspberry.

Raspberry Brownies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 9 by 9 brownie pan

Ingredients

  • 11-oz milk chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar

Directions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350F and line a square brownie pan with parchment paper. I used a 9 by 9 pan.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk egg with sugar. Then, pour melted butter, melted chocolate and give it a whisk.
  • In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt and baking powder.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and mix them until it comes to form a smooth batter.
  • Pour the batter to the pan and top it with raspberries. Bake it for about 25 to 30 minutes until the top of the brownie is dry, shows mild crackle and the center is set.
  • Cool completely at room temperature before you slice it.
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Raspberry Brownies | Playful Cooking #raspberry #brownie #easy #baking

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Rosa says:

Heavenly! A lovely Valentine’s Day treat.

Cheers,

Rosa

Silvia says:

Your post is so full of love for your family that it just brings me to tears. I’m a chef mom too with a foodie child now in first grade. You mention classroom snacks….I’m looking forward to see how your talents will blossom in that direction, as it did mine. I’ve been a fan of yours for a long time: my son and I make your Instant Naan all the time, but this post just made me cry. So happy for you!

These look so good! I’m sometimes not a fan of raspberry and chocolate but it’s usually only when it’s raspberry filling or fake raspberry flavor. These are definitely not that and I’m drooling! I’m glad you get some time to yourself now-I hope your continuing to enjoy it!

Hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day – these brownies are simply perfect! 🙂