White chocolate and raspberries are optional and can be avoided if preferred however the brownies won't be half as good.
I didn't have raspberries and white choc so I made them with crushed digestive pieces and dried cranberries. They are very tasty! Only problem was the middle ones in my tin weren't cooked but the outer ones were done so I cut them and took the outer ones out to cool and put the middle ones back in although without the support of the others they leaked and, once cooked, looked a little...deflated! Aside from that, the taste is top notch. Think it's my oven as I always struggle to get chewy brownies-they're either cake like or raw! - 23 Jul 2015