Brownie Christmas Trees | Day 6

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Like all the baking ideas, I saw this on Pinterest back in November and instantly pinned it to my christmas board! I sent it to my friend and we made plans to make it as soon as possible! This is so simple and so adorable! They are perfect for after christmas meals when you want a snack but not a proper meal. They do have quite a lot of steps but honestly it is so worth it! My favourite brownie recipe of all time is the Best-ever brownies from the BBC website so here is the recipe.
Ingredients:
185g unsalted butter
185g best dark chocolate
85g plain flour
40g cocoa powder
50g white chocolate chips
50g milk chocolate chips
3 large egg
275g golden caster sugar
pre-made buttercream icing
green food colouring
sprinkles, stars and candy cane (optional)

1.Fill a small saucepan about a quarter full with hot water, then sit a bowl with the chocolate and butter in it on top so it rests on the rim of the pan, not touching the water. Put over a low heat until the butter and chocolate have melted, stirring occasionally to mix them. When it is done, remove it from the pan and leave the melted mixture to cool to room temperature.

2.While you wait for the chocolate to cool, position a shelf in the middle of your oven and turn the oven on to fan 160C/conventional 180C/gas 4 (most ovens take 10-15 minutes to heat up). Using a shallow 20cm square tin, cut out a square of non-stick baking parchment to line the base. 

3.Sieve the plain flower and cocoa powder into a medium bowl and make sure there are no lumps. With an electric mixer on maximum speed, whisk the eggs and sugar in another bowl until they look thick and creamy, like a milk shake. This can take 3-8 minutes. You’ll know it’s ready when the mixture becomes really pale and about double its original volume.

4.Pour the cooled chocolate mixture over the eggy mousse, then plunge the spatula in at one side, take it underneath and bring it up the opposite side and in again at the middle. Continue going under and over in a figure of eight from all sides until the two mixtures are one and the colour is a mottled dark brown. 

5.Hold the sieve over the bowl of eggy chocolate mixture and resift the cocoa and flour mixture, to cover the top evenly. Gently fold in this powder using the same figure of eight action as before. It should end up looking gungy and fudgy. Stir in the white and milk chocolate chips until they’re dotted throughout. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin, scraping every bit out of the bowl with the spatula and then level it. 

6. Put in the oven and set your timer for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes,if the brownie wobbles when shaken, it’s not quite done, so slide it back in and bake until the top has a shiny, papery crust and the sides are just beginning to come away from the tin. Take out of the oven. Leave the whole thing in the tin until completely cold, then remove the brownie. Cut into quarters, then cut each quarter into four squares and finally into triangles. 

7. Add a few drops of food colouring into the buttercream icing and swirl in christmas tree style. Sprinkle with hundreds and thousands and add a star! You could even stick a candy cane into the bottom.

Would you try this recipe out?

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5 comments

  1. The quality of your photo is AMAZING!!! I am an absolute sucker for brownies, putting a festive twist on them makes them even more enticing!! Love it :) https://withinthecity.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. These look so amazing, and have made me extremely hungry!! I might try making these for Christmas, I'm sure my family would love them! x

    Kate// itskaterose.blogspot.com

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  3. OH MY GOSH. That picture totally awakened my christmas baking addict side 100% THEY LOOK SOO GOOD. The candy canes! the icing! the sprinkles! the little adorable star awwwwww, AND THEY'RE BROWNIES. Honestly, they just look perfect. if I was at home with my oven, I'd be halfway through making these already, they look so delish! As it happens I don't have a wee oven until next christmas so they'll have to wait haha (unless you ship to india? :P)

    Not even joking, this is the best christmas baking idea I've seen in a while! <3

    So much love & merry Christmas!

    Anne // www.aportraitofyouth.co.uk

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  4. They look so cute and so yummy😍😍

    Najida | The Average Gurl x
    www.theaveragegurl.wordpress.com

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  5. Theses are literally the cutest Christmas treats I have seen, I might just try your recipe. I bet they taste really good ! :)

    themarshallwardrobe.blogspot.com

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