Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Red Wine Brownies

Red wine and chocolate are a classic combination, so I've decided to combine the two.  You can't taste the wine distinctly, but it adds a savory component to the results (I've made these brownies with both wine and water, and I can tell the difference)

Red Wine Brownies
3/4 c. cocoa
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2/3 c. vegetable oil
1/2 c. boiling red wine
1 c. sugar
1 c. light brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 1/4 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt

1.  Preheat oven to 350F
2.  Stir cocoa and soda together.
3.  Blend in oil and add wine. Stir until mixture thickens.
4.  Add sugar and eggs, stir until smooth.
5.  Add flour, vanilla and salt. Blend completely.
6.  Pour into lightly greased 13"x9" pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.

Note:  For a nice change on this recipe, try adding 1/4 cup of flavored gelatin (cherry or raspberry work great) in with the cocoa at the start of the recipe.


  1. these are delicious, i've made them twice already. i substituted butter for the oil, used 3/4 cup of boiling wine, and baked for 25 minutes. thanks for posting

  2. Why boiling wine?

  3. There's two reasons for boiling the wine. One is that it helps concentrate the flavor a bit better, but it also seems to help the cocoa dissolve into the wine better