Tried & Tasted – Christmas Reindeer Brownies

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Christmas for Cakehounds revolves around food, drink and family – plenty of Prosecco, over-excited family games nights and way too much eating at our festive get-togethers – but there’s always room for cake!  These Christmas brownies are the perfect treat to impress at our next party.

Ingredients

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185g unsalted butter
185g dark chocolate
85g plain flour
40g cocoa powder
100g white chocolate
3 eggs
275g caster sugar
A handful of pretzels
Coloured icing
A handful or red Smarties or M&Ms (you can eat the other colours!)

Preheat the oven to 180°c and line a rectangular tin with baking parchment.  Place the butter and dark chocolate in a glass bowl and melt slowly over a pan of boiling water.

 

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Chop the white chocolate into rough chunks.

 

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Next, sieve the plain flour and cocoa powder into a bowl (we always make a mess at this bit!)

 

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Crack the eggs into a bowl and add the caster sugar, then use an electric mixer to blend until thick and creamy and this mixture leaves a trail across the top of the bowl.  Then very slowly fold the melted chocolate through the egg mix using a spatula.

 

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Add the flour and cocoa powder and fold through gently, then finally fold through the chopped chocolate.  Pour into the baking tin and bake for around 25 minutes until the brownie has pulled away from the edges of the tin and there’s no wobble in the middle.

 

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Leave until completely cool then cut into triangles.

Decorate using half pretzels for the antlers, red Smarties for the reindeer nose and the icing or blue Smarties for eyes. Our kind of look like they were made by small children but that’s totally the look we were going for…

 

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Tada!  We feel kind of bad eating Rudolph but we reckon these will go down a storm!

Cakehounds x

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