Chocolate Cherry Brownies

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3/4 oz. flour (about 3/4 cup)
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cherry preserves
1/3 cup water
5 tablespoons butter
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 large egg white
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
powdered sugar (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Line a 9 inch square baking pan with parchment paper; coat with cooking spray.
  3. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a kinfe. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a large bowl, stir with a whisk.
  4. Combine cherry preserves, water, and butter in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  5. Add preserves mixture to flour mix and stir well.
  6. Add egg and egg white; stir until smooth.
  7. Stir in semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  8. Scrape batter into prepared pan, and bake at 350 for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs.
  9. Cool in pan on wire rack; garnish with powdered sugar, if desired.