Chirstmasy Fudgy Brownies

Monday, November 18, 2013

I always love Christmas and it has always been my favourite holiday. One of my childhood memories is when me and my brother would leave carrot in our shoes for Santa's reindeer. The next morning the carrot would be gone and we found present that my parents left us. 

I also still remember how I used to help my mom with her Christmas tree. She would have giant tree with lots of sparkling balls and lights with the golden star on the top. 

Over the years my parents got divorced and I knew my Christmas would never be the same. Having said that, Christmas time brings back wonderful childhood memories that will always stay with me. 

Now, with only 4 weeks till Christmas (can you believe it), there is no better way to celebrate than a homemade treat! 
I baked this festive looking brownies this morning, thanks to Erica

The beauty of this brownie is that it is made using just one bowl! But, remember the flavour of this brownie will depends on the semi-sweet chocolate and cocoa powder you use. I used Cadbury to make mine. And look how decadent my brownie batter looks like! 

Fudgy Brownies Recipe
adapted from here 
  • 140 gr unsalted butter
  • 198 gr semisweet chocolate
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup flour

Instructions : 
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liner. 
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter over a saucepan of simmering water or you can use microwave (10 seconds burst).
  3. Remove from the hear and stir in the cocoa powder and sugar.
  4. Whisk in the vanilla extract and eggs, one at a time. 
  5. Finally, stir in the flour and salt.
  6. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with moist crumbs but not wet batter. 
  7. Cool completely before decorate them. 

Christmas Decorations : 

All you need is 12 strawberries and a bath of pipeable frosting. (I just used regular buttercream frosting recipe
Split the frosting in half. 

First, cut the top of strawberries flat using regular knife.
Secure the strawberries to the brownies with a dab of frosting. 

Christmas Tree

Dye half of the frosting green.
Put it in a piping bag fit with a small star tip.
Cover the entire strawberry with it. 

Santa Hat

Use the other half of the frosting. 
Pipe a ring around the base of strawberry and dot on top. 

Easy peasy!! :) 
Now time for me to enjoy my brownie..