These are not your regular run of the mill brownies either. They contain some ingredients that are not typical of the average brownie, namely, cinnamon, raisins and rum. The cinnamon I could handle, but I just couldn't wrap my head around the concept of raisins and rum in a brownie. I needed to make some substitutions. What I ended up using instead were dried sweet cherries and creme de cassis. Creme de cassis is a black currant liqueur. It is fragrant and fruity and very delicious! I had actually wanted to use a cherry brandy or liqueur, but I didn't have either.
Would I make these brownies again? Maybe. It's not my favorite brownie recipe, but it is a very good one.
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1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Whisk together the flour, salt and cinnamon, if you're using it.
Makes 16 brownies