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4oz dark chocolate (I used 70%)
4oz unsalted butter
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup flour
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup blueberry jam*
about 1/4 cup cocoa nibs
- Melt unsweetened chocolate, dark chocolate and butter in a double boiler. If you put the chocolate in a medium sized bowl, you'll save a dish to wash!
- While it's melting, measure flour, cocoa powder and salt into a small bowl, set aside.
- Also prepare a 9x9 baking dish or 1/4 sheet pan by lining it with parchment and spraying or brushing it with oil.
- When chocolate and butter has melted, remove from heat. Add sugar and vanilla to the mixture and whisk until the sugar starts to dissolve. This will take a minute or two.
- Add eggs and continue whisking until fully combined.
- Add flour mixture and whisk until just combined.
- Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly. Dollop the jam on the batter, placing spoonfuls randomly around the pan. Using a butter knife or chopstick, gently swirl the jam to cover more of the pan (not not letting it mix into the brownie batter). Sprinkle generously with cocoa nibs.
- Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes.
- Let cool completely before cutting. Brownies will keep, refrigerated in an airtight container, for at least a week.
*Note: I made my own blueberry jam with the goal of a relatively tart jam to compliment the richness of the brownies. My jam process almost never involves measuring, and looked a little like this: place about 3 cups of blueberries in a pot and add a splash of lemon juice and a glug or two of maple syrup. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally to start and more often as it progresses, for about 20 minutes. Take a small spoonful of jam and place it on a plate in the freezer so it will cool quickly and allow you to text the texture. Add more sweetener if needed. When it's jammy, pour into a jar and let cool.