Lately, I have been waking up feeling leaden. I'm not sure if it is the constant string of colds, the weather or just
plain being tired, but I am in need of a refresh. I am currently devising how I want to best approach this, but
I think my first step will be to get back to yoga and working out more consistently...until then, I have baking. It is my main mode of relaxation these day and ideas usually come
in surges like this one. Brownies are probably my go-to "comfort sweet," I think in part because my grandma always made them and over the years I have a recipe that
very closely matches hers. This is something completely different and a bit more fancy.
We are fans of a particular brand of Maraschino cherries - Luxardo and we usually like them best in an Old Fashioned.
Now these are not anything like the bright red, syrupy orbs that you might think of when you hear "Maraschino cherry".
I actually can't touch that variety after my little sister and I ate almost a whole jar once in our youth. If you don't have access
to Luxardo, then black cherries (fresh or frozen) will work just fine. This particular
brownie recipe is rich and decadent like fudge with the occasional surprise of a slightly tart, cherry bite.
Luxardo Cherry Brownies
Recipe for cherry brownies using Luxardo cherries, topped with chocolate ganache, a chocolate drizzle and strawberry dust. By Marysmaking