Monday, 2 December 2013

Gingerbread Brownies













It's December, which means it's open season on gingerbread at my house.



Gingerbread Brownies
slightly adapted from Delicious
Makes 9

250g unsalted butter, chopped into small pieces
200g dark chocolate, chopped
4 eggs
330g light brown sugar
200g cake flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
35g cocoa powder
100g dark chocolate, melted for drizzling
Whipped cream to serve

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C. Spray a 20cm square cake pan with cooking oil spray and line it with baking paper.

Sift the flour, baking powder and spices into a bowl. Add the sugar and stir to incorporate. Set aside.

Put the butter and 200g of the chocolate into a heatproof bowl and set it over a pan of simmering water (don't let the bowl touch the water), stirring until melted and smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.

Add the eggs to the melted chocolate and butter, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the sifted dry ingredients and stir to combine. Sift the cocoa powder and fold  it into the batter. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread to level. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until just set. Cool in the pan, then turn out and cut into squares.

Drizzle with the 100g melted chocolate and serve warm with whipped cream.







12 comments:

  1. Ouh la la. Spiced brownies? I'm in!

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  2. I'm not much of a sweet/dessert person, but for some reason can eat my weight in brownies. What a great holiday recipe.

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    1. Thanks Lea Ann. I've met any one who didn't like brownies.

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  3. YES PLEASE! I BET SANTA would be OUR BFF if we served these up! Delicious!

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    1. I'm all about kissing up to Santa, hehe!

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  4. I love Gingerbread season, especially when it looks like that!!

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    1. Oh yeah, Gingerbread season is where it's at.

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  5. These look divine. DIVINE. I've tried chocolate gingerbread cake before but this looks way better. On my to-bake list! x

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    1. I hope you love it Laura. So easy to make and a cinch to eat.

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  6. oh my... this looks AWESOME! I love it when brownies are slightly liquid in the middle!! Thanks for sharing!
    xox Amy

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    1. Thanks Amy. I'm all for squidgy brownies, anything less and it's cake.

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