Continuing on the fresh cherry theme, here's a brownie recipe for fresh cherries. Most recipes call for dried cherries, and they would be fabulous in almost any brownie recipe, but since I have fresh cherries, I wanted to use them. You'll want to play around with this recipe until you have what you like. I added more chopped chocolate because I like chocolate. Big surprise? But you don't need to do that.
Double Chocolate Fresh Cherry Brownies
3.5 oz dark chocolate (I used Valhrohona 71% cacao), chopped (for the batter)
1/2 cup sweet butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp Madagascar vanilla
dash of salt
1/2 cup all-purposed flour
about a cup of fresh cherries (pitted)
about a 1/3-1/2 cup dark chocolate chopped (to be added as chips)
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8 x 8 pan (or whatever you use for brownies.. note this is not a double recipe)
2. Melt the chocolate and butter together in a double boiler or saucepan over saucepan with simmering water.
3. In a bowl, mix together the melted chocolate/butter with the sugar. Add a pinch of salt, eggs and vanilla. Add flour and mix. Fold in Cherries and chopped chocolate.
4. Pour the brownie batter into greased pan and bake for 25-30 min.