Roughway Originals: Cobnut and raspberry brownies

An original recipe made from our own tasty produce

The perfect brownie should have a crispy top and gooey centre. Served cold as an afternoon treat or warm as a dessert, these are just perfect on their own or with a dollop of ice cream or crème fraiche. The cobnut and raspberry addition is simply perfection. Cut into small squares – these are rich!


  • 200g dark chocolate (ideally at least 70% cocoa solids)
  • 200g slightly salted butter
  • 275g caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 80g Plain flour
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 50g cobnuts, toasted but left whole
  • 50g (or a handful) of fresh raspberries


  1. Melt the butter and chocolate together. If you are confident enough you can do this in little 30 second bursts in a microwave or alternatively in a glass/metal bowl over a pan of simmering water. The key is not to burn the chocolate or to get water into the mix. Stir until combined and all melted.
  2. With a hand whisk beat the eggs and sugar together until the sugar looks like it has started to dissolve and the mix has gone a little paler.
  3. Add the sugar and egg mix to the melted chocolate and butter and then add the dry ingredients.
  4. At this point keep beating the mixture by hand until it has a high sheen and is really glossy – this will ensure the crisp top.
  5. Pour into your prepared tin (23cm square greased and lined) using a good spatula to catch every last bit of the mix.
  6. Stud the nuts and raspberries alternately into the mix making sure the tops are still on view to ensure a pretty brownie slab once cooked.
  7. Cook at 180C/Gas Mark 4 for approximately 25-25 minutes or until the mixture does not move and the very middle feels slightly spongy to touch – this is not a cake to use the clean skewer method as the middle does stay sticky.
  8. Ensure completely cool before you try to remove from the tin.

When raspberries are not available this works well with dried apricots alongside the nuts or chunks of white chocolate.

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Roughway Farm Originals have been made in collaboration with Julie Friend, BBC MasterChef Winner 1997. Find out more in our video below!