So, Christmas is less than a week away! (yaaayy!) I love a bit of baking, especially at Christmas time when my family is at home and can eat all my delicious goodies.
This year, I’ve decided to make some christmas tree brownies. They are super delicious, but hold your fire if you’re a health freak, they’re not the healthiest things you’ve seen in the world. But hey, it’s christmas so let’s indulge a bit!
For these spectacular brownies you will need:
- 200ml olive oil
- 130g Dark brown soft sugar
- 200g Golden granulated sugar
- 2tsp vanilla extract
- 60g coca powder
- 150g self raising flour
- 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- a pan to cook the brownies in
For the decorations you will need:
- Icing sugar
- sprinkles/ hundreds and thousands/ decorative sugar
So firstly, chuck all brownie ingredients in a bowl and beat them together. You should find that the mixture ‘clumps’ together which is fine, that’s just the oil sticking everything together.
After you’ve beaten this bad boy prepare your shallow baking tray by spreading a dollop of butter on the inside of the tray with a paper towel. Using butter will help the mixture to lift off of the tray and not stick. It will also give it a nice crisp texture when cooled.
Bung it in the oven for around 25/30mins on 180 degree temp. While the brownies are cooking you can move onto prepping for the toppings. Prepare the icing sugar by mixing two tablespoons of icing powder with one tablespoon of water. Make sure it’s not too runny or thick. The icing sugar will help keep the toppings on the brownie.
Taking the brownies out of the oven, make sure they cool a little before cutting them into triangles. To do this simply cut down the middle of the pan, then cut in diagonal lines across the pan just like in the photo.
Now for decorating. Place each brownie on grease proof paper, and using a spoon pick up a bit of icing sugar and let it drip off the spoon while moving it from side to side on the brownie. Sprinkle some 100s and 1000s for decoration. nice and sparkly! (I added red food dye in the icing sugar thinking it would show on the brownie. I was very wrong!)
You can then eat these by themselves warm (Yum!) or serve with some whipped cream or ice cream. If you make your own version of these, please share your masterpieces with me via twitter or email. Happy baking!