This Red Wine Brownies Recipe Will Take Your Dessert Game up a Notch
Brownies can range from rich and dense to light and soft, but this recipe just goes to show that the best brownies are the ones infused with red wine. Worried about getting drunk? Not a problem! When you bake the red wine brownies, the heat will actually cook off the alcohol.
This red wine brownie recipe harmoniously combines the natural sweetness of red wine with the rich bitterness of dark chocolate. Red wine brownies aren't the overly sweet kind that you can find at a supermarket—the incorporation of alcohol adds a level of sophistication to the generic brownie.
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Red Wine Brownies
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 40 mins
- Servings: 9
- 1/3 cup red wine
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- a pinch cinnamon optional
- a pinch black pepper optional
- a pinch cayenne pepper optional
#SpoonTip: Use a toothpick to test for readiness. Poke the brownie and if the toothpick comes out clean or with some crumbs, the brownies are ready.
#SpoonTip: Cool brownies completely before eating so that the crust on top of brownies will get crispy and caramelized as the sugar cools.
This brownie is game-changing. With the first bite, your teeth sinks through the caramelized and cracked top into the chewy center. Beyond its texture, the brownie is unique in its complexity of flavors. The red wine paired with the sprinkling of cayenne and black pepper brings new dimensions to the typical brownie. Incorporating wine into any dessert is a solid move to up your culinary delights. Follow the red wine trend with red wine chocolate cake, or even raspberry wine truffles.