Christmas Chocolate Brownies

Festive brownies for the whole family

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 9 fresh strawberries
  • Avonmore Caramel Whipped Cream

Ganache

  • 90g semi-sweet chocolate
  • 80ml Avonmore Double Cream
  • 1 tbsp Avonmore Unsalted Butter

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F/ 180°C
  2. Line 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Combine flour, salt, and baking soda together in a small bowl and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, brown sugar, and oil for 2 minutes.
  5. whisk in water and vanilla extract until fully incorporated.
  6. Whisk in the dry ingredients.
  7. Melt 1 cup chocolate chips in microwave on 30-second intervals until melted, stirring in between, about 60 seconds. Whisk melted chocolate into the brownie batter until fully combined.
  8. Mix in the remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.
  9. Pour batter into baking pan.
  10. Bake for 50-55 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and transfer to a baking rack to cool.

Ganache:

  1. Melt chocolate, cream, butter in a stainless steel bowl over saucepan of simmering water.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
  3. Spread ganache over the brownies and leave to cool/set.
  4. Cut into 9 brownies and pipe a circle of Avonmore Caramel Whipped Cream on each one, top with a strawberry that has the stem sliced off, then pipe a little dollop of cream on the point of the strawberry to complete the hat.
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