Rhubarb and raspberry brownie

A classic rich chocolate brownie, dotted with the fruity flavours of rhubarb and raspberries. It's perfect dessert to take to a picnic.
Rhubarb and raspberry brownieChris Chen
10 - 14

Pairing rich, fudgy brownie with the sweet hit of rhubarb and raspberries, this is picnic fare at its finest. For another twist on this favourite, swap the rhubarb for a spoonful of tahini swirled through just before baking, and add a sprinkling of nuts.



1.Preheat oven to 160°C. Whisk sugar and eggs in an electric mixer until thick and pale and mixture holds a ribbon (4-5 minutes).
2.Sift flour, cocoa and 1 tsp salt (or to taste) into a bowl, then add butter and vanilla seeds and whisk to combine. Add egg mixture, whisk to combine, then fold in melted chocolate.
3.Grease a 20cm x 30cm lamington tin and line with baking paper, leaving some overhanging. Spread batter in tin, top with rhubarb, and bake until a skewer withdraws clean (40-45 minutes). Cool, then top with freeze-dried raspberries. Cut into 5cm squares to serve. Brownie will keep in an airtight container for 2 days.

Freeze-dried raspberries are available online from

Drink suggestion: Thermos of strong coffee. Drink suggestion by Max Allen.


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