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Can you feel it? The air is just a little different today. This is a day for all of us. To give a smile to a stranger, to hold the door open just a little longer. To welcome your new neighbors with a plate of brownies.
What would you bring to the Obama family to help them settle into their new house? Sure, they have personal chefs now, but who would turn down homebaked goods? For me, it has to be something with chocolate. And blueberries. Blueberries are my first baking love – muffins are the very first thing I remember baking on my own when I was a kid. Unfortunately I don’t have that recipe anymore and I keep chasing the perfect muffin recipe, but I can’t let go of blueberries.
So, blueberries and chocolate. It sounds crazy, doesn’t it? But it’s one of those crazy things that just works. But why stop there? Add some cherries and white chocolate chips in the mix. Inauguration Day brownies. Moving In brownies. Just Plain Yummy brownies.
These are chewy, cakey, full of chocolate and just enough tang from the fruit. Plus they are super easy to make and you could be enjoying them within an hour. So what are you waiting for? Some big sign of change or something?
Red, White, and Blueberry Brownies
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13 pan.
- Melt semisweet chips in the microwave or double boiler, set aside.
- Mix together sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla, and jam.
- Sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt, and gradually add to sugar mixture.
- Stir in melted chocolate, then white chocolate chips.
- Batter will be thick! Pour into baking pan, spreading to cover.
- Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry. Let cool for as long as you can possibly stand it before cutting. Eat a few and then take to your friends before the whole pan is gone.