Fudgy Jam Brownies
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup best quality unsweetened cocoa*
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup strawberry jam
1/3 cup water
5 tablespoons butter
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup chocolate chips (white or semisweet)
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Lightly spray a 9-inch square baking pan with baking spray and line with parchment paper.
Whisk together flour, sugar, unsweetened cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Combine jam, water, and butter in a small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until dissolved. Add jam mixture to flour mixture; stir well with a spatula. Add the eggs and fold until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly. Place in the oven and bake for about 22 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out fairly clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. Garnish with powdered sugar, if desired. Even better, serve warm, a la mode.