Chocolate and pineapple brownies
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: French
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Serves: 6-8
Chocolate. Pineapples. You'd think they wouldn't go together. You'd be wrong.
  • 100 g dark chocolate
  • 1 can pineapple slices (340g, 10 slices)
  • 120g sugar (be prepared to throw in some of the juice from the can if the mixture's too liquid, or to adjust the flour if it's too dry)
  • 140g flour
  • 1 bag vanilla sugar (8g sugar and a dash of vanilla extract otherwise)
  • 2 eggs
  • 125g butter
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C (gas mark 6)
  2. Melt the chocolate and the butter, let the mixture cool down for a bit.
  3. Meanwhile, dice the pineapple slices into smallish bits (I go for the width and length of my fingertip).
  4. Mix the sugar, vanilla sugar, and the eggs. When the above chocolate-butter mixture has cooled down, add it and mix everything until the dough is smooth.
  5. Prepare a low cake mould by brushing its sides with a little butter and a little flour. Pour the dough into it.
  6. Cook for around 20 minutes: the cake should be still moist.
Recipe by Aliette de Bodard at