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Spiced red wine brownies

Spiced red wine brownies


You wouldn’t expect to see red wine in a chocolate brownie recipe but it really works — give it a go!

  • Feeds 12 Feeds 12
  • Ready in 50 minutes

Each serving contains

  • Energy
    1112kj 266kcal
  • Fat
    High 22%
  • Saturates
    High 47%
  • Sugar
    High 21%
  • Salt
    Low 3%

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 26g

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  • 100g Co-op Irresistible Fairtrade 70% cocoa dark chocolate
  • 150g Co-op unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing 
  • 200g Co-op Fairtrade light brown soft sugar 
  • 2 Co-op British free range eggs, lightly beaten
  • 100ml Co-op Fairtrade red wine (we used Shiraz)
  • 100g Co-op plain flour
  • 50g Co-op Fairtrade cocoa powder, plus extra for dusting
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • Zest of 1 small orange


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/Gas 4
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, making sure the water doesn’t touch the bowl, then set aside to cool for 5 mins
  3. Meanwhile, lightly grease a 20cm square baking tin with butter and line with greaseproof paper
  4. Stir the sugar, beaten egg, wine, flour, cocoa, mixed spice and orange zest into the cooled chocolate mixture. Beat thoroughly, then pour into the tin
  5. Bake in the oven for 25-30 mins, until just set
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool fully in the tin before turning out
  7. Dust with extra cocoa powder, then cut into 12 squares to serve