Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Christmas Baking: Christmas Tree Chocolate Brownies


A couple of weeks back I was invited by Argos to film a few fun, family friendly and fabulously tasty Christmas recipes. 

The second in the series are these Christmas Tree Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Brownie Christmas Trees

For the Brownie Trees:
100g unsalted butter
150g dark chocolate
100g caster sugar
150g dark muscovado sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
100g plain flour
30g cocoa powder
0.5tsp baking powder

To decorate:
100g icing sugar, sifted
Few drops of green food colouring
Selection of candy decorations
12 Candy canes

1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas Mark 4. Line a 20cm round tin with baking parchment
2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring regularly
3. Whisk the eggs until pale and fluffy. Add the sugars and whisk until the mixture thickens and the sugars have dissolved. Fold in the melted chocolate and vanilla extract
4. Sift in the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder and fold until the mixture is smooth
5. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 35 minutes. There should be a light, springy crust on top but avoid overcooking; the centre should remain gooey. Once cooled, cut into eight slices/ triangles to form the Christmas Trees
6. Sift the icing sugar with enough water and a few drops of food colouring to create a thin paste. Pipe or spoon across the cakes. Sprinkle with the candy decorations and insert a candy cane into each ‘tree’ to form a trunk

Happy festive baking!

The videos were produced in association with Argos. The equipment used on-set can be found at Argos: Dualit toasters, spacious larder fridgesbuilt-in integrated appliances like these practical and easy-to-access ovens.

This post was produced in association with Argos

5 comments:

  1. Wow these look great! I love festive baking and I'm going to be busy baking on Friday evening for a charity Christmas Fayre on Saturday. I shared a couple of ideas on my blog here http://themusingsofem.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/baking :-) Emma x

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  2. Love it! Such a simple and fun idea. My brownie mad friends would love a batch of these. Bookmarked :)

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  3. Christmas tree brownies, great idea, they look such fun!

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  4. These trees would attract the child in all of us.

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  5. Ahh..!!loved it very much these brownie tree will be loved by all children and big one's too :)

    Thanks!!
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