Chocolate Rum Brownies With Sultanas

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Chocolate rum brownies

Chocolate rum brownies

I have disappeared from the blogosphere for quite a few days. I had a few things to do and thought it’s best to stay focused. Very sorry for not visiting any blogs. Will catch up soon.

The horror of the Japan earthquake last Friday threw my life off balance completely. Life is really fragile. It’s time to remind ourselves not to take each other for granted. While thinking about it, I made this Chocolate Rum Brownies With Sultanas to share with friends. They liked it very much. I love the rum smell and the addition of the sultanas.



Making brownies is very easy. It’s melt-and-mix and little cleaning up to do. I used my previous brownie recipe at My Best Chewy Brownies For Friends and adjusted a little. Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients A
250g butter
250g dark chocolate
1C brown sugar

Melt butter, chocolate and sugar

Melt butter, chocolate and sugar

Put all Ingredients A into a pot and melt under low fire, stirring constantly.

Ingredients B
4 eggs
1/2C sugar
1/2t salt
2t vanilla
3T rum

Egg mixture

Egg mixture

Put Ingredients B into a bowl and beat with a whisk.

Egg and butter mixture

Egg and butter mixture

Add the egg mixture to the chocolate mixture.

Ingredients C
1C flour
1 & 1/2C sultanas

Add to flour chocolate mixture

Add to flour chocolate mixture

Add the flour and sultanas to the mixture above. Stir until combined.

Ready to bake

Ready to bake

Pour the brownie batter into a shallow tin lined with baking paper and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for about 15-20 minutes or when a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

I love this cake. The whole house smells so good of rum while it is baking. It is moist, flavourful and delicious.

Other chocolate recipes that you may be interested in:
My Best Chewy Brownies For Friends
Best Layered Chocolate Cheese Cake
Cheesecake Brownie
Chocolate Yoghurt Cake

Quote of the day……

“A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.”

- Harry S. Truman

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Belinda @zomppa  on March 13th, 2011

So much changes in literally a blink of an eye. Hope everyone is OK on your side. These brownies are terrific.

redkathy  on March 13th, 2011

Your brownies are superb Mary! Have been closely monitoring the horror in Japan. Hubby and I continue praying. Hope all is well with you and yours.

anncoo  on March 13th, 2011

WOW! The choc brownies look so moist and delicious. Love the rum in it.
So sad to see such even happened to Japan.. Feel so sorry.

aipi  on March 13th, 2011

oh my gosh, I just ate dinner but would love to have a whole plateful of those delicious looking brownies..Perfect bake Mary!!

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Little Inbox  on March 13th, 2011

Lovely brownies…
Pray for the victims…

LeQuan  on March 14th, 2011

Yay! One of my faves is back! :-D By the way, I was looking through my junk mail today and found about 3 or 4 of your comment replies in there (same with Sharon’s). I fished them out. But good thing I stalk your bloggies thoroughly so I had already read them. Teehee.
Mmm…brownies. Picture me saying that with a zoned out stare in my eyes, drool running down my mouth, and saying it like Homer Simpson when he sees a doughnut :-P. I love brownies! They’re like a cross between a chewy melty soft cookie and a chocolate bar - pure heaven in my mouth. And you kicked it up a notch and added rum. Yummy yum yum! I love cooking with alcohol, some for the dish, some for me ;-). These look delicious, Mary! I’ve never tried brownies with sultanas before - very interesting.
I think it’s fine to go missing from the blogosphere for a while, real life should always take precedence. Plus, real friends will always be here when you come back ;-). Glad to have you back my dear!

somewhere in singapore  on March 14th, 2011

Chocolate, i love it…

kitchen flavours  on March 14th, 2011

Rum in a brownie! What’s not to love!
It is really sad about the tsunami in Japan. Somehow or other, it affects everyone the world over. Let’s be thankful that we are safe in our own home with no worries about the next meal. I cannot imagine the pain and suffering that they are going through right now. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people in Japan.

Priya  on March 14th, 2011

Omg, feel like having some brownies rite now, love the addition of sultanas..yumm!

Shirley  on March 14th, 2011

I could finish these in one go.

divya  on March 14th, 2011

Mouthwatering recipe ….

Jeannie  on March 14th, 2011

Nothing beats chocolates as comfort food I think…and these brownies of yours are full of chocolates! I love the addition of rum in it too.

Suman Singh  on March 14th, 2011

WOW..these look AMAZING!

Happycook  on March 14th, 2011

Great brownies i too have made smiliar one ,my nutyybrownies made withdark rum made a special crust also, yous is very good too.yes lets all keep all those families in our prayers in japan and all over the world.GOD BLESS.MARIA .Happycook………….

Katerina  on March 14th, 2011

I feel so sorry for the people of Japan. So many thousands of lives gone and so many suffer the consequences of this horrible earhtquake. My thoughts are aith them. Although I don’t drink, I love alcohol in food. These brownies look super!

Sushma Mallya  on March 14th, 2011

yummy brownies…cant resist these…

lena  on March 14th, 2011

i do really think that this taste great with the rum..infact i think some cakes with a little trace of alcohol actually taste better!

Jackie (  on March 14th, 2011

Can’t never say “no” to chocolate desserts. Love your upscale brownies :-]

Swathi  on March 14th, 2011

I love this combo they taste great.

teresa  on March 14th, 2011

my heart really goes out to those living in japan right now, i can’t even imagine. wonderful post, wonderful brownies.

Choclette  on March 14th, 2011

What has happened in Japan is indeed horrific. These brownies look like a wonderful recipe to cheer you and your friends up - they look delicious.

5 Star Foodie  on March 14th, 2011

Mmm… rum and raisins are always my favorite in anything and in combination with chocolate in these brownies - sounds absolutely heavenly!

Light Delight with TouTou  on March 14th, 2011

Japanese people indeed going through very hard times. everytime I watch the news, it makes me run into tears. My prays are with them.

The brownie looks sweet. I have never try to put raisins in them!

Ellie (Almost Bourdain)  on March 14th, 2011

I love anything with choc and rum!! Perfect recipe for me to try this weekend. Thanks for sharing, Mary.

Blackswan  on March 14th, 2011

Love this! May I add some walnuts pls?? Hahaha! God bless Japan. I was making plan for my regular trips to Tokyo next mth. Have to cancel now :<

sweetlife  on March 15th, 2011

We have been watching the news, our heart goes out..I hope all is well, lovely brownies..a perfect sweet for your return


Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover  on March 15th, 2011

i just saw Ju baking using your recipe, this sound really good.

j3ss kitch3n  on March 15th, 2011

argh how did i missed this post!!! very yummy brownies! i’m gonna bake this for sure!

Yummy bakes  on March 15th, 2011

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Joy  on March 15th, 2011

That looks wonderful. It looks really fudgy.

Sonali  on March 15th, 2011

first time here……these chocolate rum brownies look just gr 8…u have some very exciting recipes in here….do viist my space sometimes whenever u have time ! happy to follow u :-)

Juliana  on March 15th, 2011

Mary, nice brownies…love the sultanas and the rum…they sure add extra flavor to the brownies…have a great week!

Ginny Hartzler  on March 15th, 2011

Oh, this looks so good that I can almost smell it from here!

uncle Lee  on March 15th, 2011

Hi Mary, yea…..with run! I like that! Can I have 3 pieces? I have not eaten this many years…..
Wonder what it would be like if with brandy? Ha ha.
Just kidding.
You sure one creative lady, Mary.
Have fun and happy baking.

kitchen flavours  on March 15th, 2011

Hi Mary, I have an award for you. Please stop by to collect it when you can. Thank you!

Anna Johnston  on March 15th, 2011

Your so right Mary, life can be so fragile can’t it - but glad your back. I love a good brownie & these look the business., must make them.

penny aka jeroxie  on March 16th, 2011

Life is very fragile. So let’s enjoy life as much as we can.

Mary  on March 16th, 2011

@Belinda @zomppa - Thanks very much, Belinda! We are all fine here. Need more brownies to calm my nerves :D

@redkathy - Thanks very much, Kathy! Yes, let’s keep praying. The horror still haunts me. We are fine and well…thanks :D

@anncoo - Thanks very much, Ann! The rum really gives the punch…mmm :D Yes, my heart still feels the pain for the Japan tragedy.

@aipi - Thanks very much, Aipi! :D You can start baking :D

@Little Inbox - Thanks very much! :D

@LeQuan - Oh….well, it does happen. I had to go fishing for lost comments all the time. You are a Star stalker…haha…love that :D yes, this brownies with rum is really good. If there’s any way to get me addicted to alcohol, this has to be one…haha. You can use spelt flour if you can’t take the normal wheat flour. I’m still busy but picking up on my step at a time :D You are my sweet faithful reader and friend.

@somewhere in singapore - Thanks very much, Sharon! :D

@kitchen flavours - Yes, I’m really thankful everyday that I’m alive :D But still the Japan earthquake is very haunting!

@Priya - You can start baking, Priya. It’s easy to make and quick to bake :D

@Shirley - You must be one great chocolate lover….haha :D

@divya - Thanks very much, Divya! :D

@Jeannie - Yes, chocolate makes me happy…hehe but rum in it makes me happier :P I’m sure it will work the same in you…..haha

@Suman Singh - Thanks very much, Suman! :D

@Happycook - Wonderful to know that you made a similar one. I was so tempted to pour in a lot of rum :D Yes, let’s keep praying for Japan…just so sad :(

@Katerina - Yes, it’s really heartbreaking to watch the Japanese incident on TV :(

@Sushma Mallya - Thanks very much, Sushma! :D

@lena - Yes, I realy love the rum smell….soooo good! :D

@Jackie ( - Thanks very much, Jackie! :D

@Swathi - Thanks very much, Swathi! :D

@teresa - Thanks very much, Teresa! :D

@Choclette - Yes, it’s a time to have something chocolatey and rum-my to cheer up :D

@5 Star Foodie - Thanks very much, Natasha! :D

@Light Delight with TouTou - Yes, it’s just so horrific and heart breaking :(

@Ellie (Almost Bourdain) - You are most welcome, Ellie! Have fun baking :D

@Blackswan - Would be nicer if you add walnuts but my children never let me…hmmm. Maybe I should grind them into powder and then add in…haha :D I’m glad that you have cancelled your Japan trip. Definitely not the time.

@sweetlife - Thanks very much! Yes, let’s keep Japan in our prayers. In the meantime I need more brownies to calm my nerves :D

@Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover - Thanks very much, Sonia! :D

@j3ss kitch3n - Thanks very much, Jess! Have fun baking :D

@Yummy bakes - Thanks very much! :D

@Joy - Thanks very much, Joy! :D

@Sonali - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, and also following, Sonali! :D Will visit yours for sure.

@Juliana - Thanks very much, Juliana! :D

@Ginny Hartzler - Thanks very much, Ginny! :D

@uncle Lee - You can have as many pieces as you want, with pleasure. Thought you are on diet…hehe. I will try with brandy next time…mmmm. Must be good, too. You’ll probably need more than 3 pieces, then :P

@kitchen flavours - Awwww….thanks very much! That’s so sweet of you. Appreciate very much :D

@Anna Johnston - I really like this one. Hope you like it, too. Have fun baking :D

@penny aka jeroxie - Yes, we need to enjoy life :D

DG  on March 16th, 2011

Irresistible brownies, they look just perfect!

Dimah  on March 16th, 2011

Those brownies look great!

Ivy  on March 16th, 2011

Your brownies sound wonderful Mary.
The disaster in Japan has left us all speachless. What I learnt is that we are all so ephemeral and our life belongings, material stuff, is so transient. I cannot even begin to imagine the kind of pain the people out there are going though and the future conseqences due to radiation.

Jill Colonna  on March 17th, 2011

Mary, I’m like you - bit late on the scene here since so behind and difficult to concentrate with all that’s going on in Japan. I just HAVE to try your brownies. Love the addition of rum ;-) and they look so moist, too!

Ananda Rajashekar  on March 17th, 2011

Natural disaster shook me off completely too Mary, prayers for all in Japan and brownies looks heavenly!

Lyndsey  on March 17th, 2011

It is hard to carry on when some are in such desperation. We’ll keep them in our prayers.

These brownies look awesome, love how moist and tasty they look.

pigpigscorner  on March 17th, 2011

Such great looking brownies!

tigerfish  on March 17th, 2011

Have not tried rum brownies before! Tempted to…

Angie's Recipes  on March 18th, 2011

Brownies are a crowd pleaser. Those look so darn moist and delectable.

Cheah  on March 19th, 2011

Bet your brownies taste marvellous with rum. Like Anige said, they look so moist!

Catherine  on March 20th, 2011

You make the brownies look so easy! My last attempt at Brownies were a failure, but you’ve given me faith, Mary! Hope everything is ok with you and look forward to your return to the blogisphere!

sweetaeration  on March 20th, 2011

Hi ! i am so happy to chance upon this recipe!! Just what i need to use the bottle of rum and huge bag of raisins i had bought last christmas! The brownies looks so delicious! i cant wait to try them ASAP :)

Mary  on March 25th, 2011

@DG - Thanks very much, DG! :D

@Dimah - Thanks very much, Dimah! :D

@Ivy - Totally agree with you, Ivy! I bet those pain and suffering is just beyond the description of words. I guess we can live life, one day at a time, and to its fullest. Let’s keep smiling as we trudge through life :D

@Jill Colonna - My gosh…I’m really falling off behind…haha. Too many things to do, too many things happened and too little time. I need to make more desserts. At least they bring comfort :D

@Ananda Rajashekar - Yes, it’s all so shocking and terrifying! So sad for the Japanese people :(

@Lyndsey - Thanks very much, Lyndsey! I’m sti;; watching the Japanese news……very heartbreaking :(

@pigpigscorner - Thanks very much, Ann! :D

@tigerfish - Give a try when you are free. Have fun baking :D

@Angie’s Recipes - Thanks very much, Angie! :D

@Cheah - Thanks very much, Cheah! :D

@Catherine - Thanks very much, Catherine! I’m fine but very busy lately. Hope to get back to normality soon. Give your brownie another try. I’m sure you will get it right this time. It’s only melt and mix but try not to over bake it. Have fun baking :D

@sweetaeration - Thanks very much. Have fun baking and eating :D Looks like you are going to add a lot of rum…haha

Mable  on March 25th, 2011

Oh YUM! This must taste soooo amazing! Rum & raisin is a matchmake in heaven! I should make this next week. :D Hope you’ve been well Mary!

Magic of Spice  on March 25th, 2011

Fantastic brownies! Yes very heartbreaking and frightening with the disaster in Japan.

kristy  on March 29th, 2011

Ya Mary, I think the situation is getting worst. Sometimes, I don’t even trust those reports. Don’t know which is true. Yes, we pray hard for them. Your brownie looks relaly addictive. :o)

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