Ok, I’ve taken a BIT of poetic licence with that Shakepearean quote (a bit) but I’ve got a neat recipe that has a rather startling colour.
Here’s a bizarre version of the original as part of a BBC series called “Hetty Wainthorpe Investigates”-if the main character looks familar its because Patricia Rutledge also played Hyacinth Bucket.
I digress as usual.
Everyone and literally their brother has now either tried or at least heard of red velvet cake but I’ve got a different take for you. How about red velvet brownies?
Well…clever clogs Tara over at smells like home had a great recipe for these curiously, coloured delicacies that I’ve adapted for my own selfish purposes.
Beat 1 cup butter and 2 cups of sugar together. Add; 4 large eggs.
Watch this part-if you are wearing white you will get it all over you. Add in 6 T. cocoa powder and 4 T. red food dye.
Add the innards of one vanilla pod. Mix, mix, mix.
Add 3/4 cup chopped chocolate and the same of roughly chopped dried cherries.
Finally stir in (using as few strokes as possible) 2 1/2 cups of flour. Spread into an 11X9, buttered pan.
Bake for roughly 30 minutes (330 degrees) or until a knife comes out ALMOST clean when inserted. If you wait until they are totally baked through they will be dry when you eat them.
While still very hot, top with 2/3 cup of roughly, chopped chocolate.
Spread with a knife when melted.
Go and play with some cuties while your friend makes you an amazing pulled pork dinner (thanks Michi!).