When Monday and Tuesday feel like they could be a full week in and of themselves, fudgy red wine brownies are a much deserved treat. Because, yes, red wine and brownies, all in one.
Homemade brownies are one of my favorite desserts. Until I was about halfway through high school I had only ever had boxed brownies. We always made the Ghirardelli boxed brownies, which, don’t get me wrong, are the best boxed brownies you can find, but they don’t hold a candle to homemade brownies. I distinctly remember trying brownies that Will’s mom, now my mother-in-law, made for a family dinner when we were dating. I had never had a brownie so delicious. When I found out that she was using the recipe written by a local chef in a cookbook my family owned, I never looked back. From then on, it was homemade brownies or no brownies. The spin is sometimes different (these red wine brownies are a bit more risqué than the traditional dark chocolate walnut version), but the texture and flavors are just as amazing.
With February right around the corner, these super fudgy brownies with a hint of red wine flavor are perfect for your Valentine’s Day or galentine’s day celebration, for watching Olympic ice skating competitions or the Bachelor, or, if your week is like mine, for your Monday and Tuesday. ;)
Joking aside, these brownies are the best of both worlds – intense fudgy chocolate with subtle red wine peeking through in each decadent bite. They are easy to throw together, and make a unique treat to serve to friends, dare I say, paired with a cup of red wine? Let’s make it over-the-top!
You can find this recipe over on Lexi’s blog, ready for your weeknight baking adventures. If you make these fudgy red wine brownies, be sure to tag me on Instagram (@hopehwoodhouse) and comment below! I’d love to see!