Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver opened his first Jamie’s Italian restaurant at sea onboard Quantum of the Seas in 2014. His signature chocolate brownie is always a passenger favourite. Here’s how you can make your own version at home!
Start with your favourite brownie recipe. This one is from Jamie Magazine.
150g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
55g roasted pecans
55g cocoa powder
75g plain flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3 large eggs
50g milk or dark chocolate (optional)
Preheat the oven to 180ºC/gas 4. Line a 20cm square baking tin (or the equivalent) with greaseproof paper.
Melt the butter and dark chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (don’t let the bowl touch the water).
Destone the cherries and roughly chop them along with the pecans. Stir into the melted chocolate, then take off the heat.
In another bowl, add the sugar, then sift in the cocoa powder, flour and baking powder. Add to the melted chocolate mixture and stir till well combined.
Beat the eggs and mix in. Roughly chop and stir through the milk or dark chocolate (if using).
Transfer the mixture to the tin, then bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes. You want them a little gooey in the middle.
Remove from the oven and cool in the tray, before cutting into squares.
Now to add the Royal Caribbean touch!
1 chocolate brownie
1 scoop salted caramel ice cream
1 teaspoon caramelised popcorn
4 teaspoons hot chocolate sauce
Spoon hot chocolate sauce over brownie.
Top with one scoop of ice cream.
Garnish with caramelised popcorn.