Monday, 2 October 2017

Getting my Christmas bake on

Reindeer Brownie Recipe
BBC Good Food Salted Caramel Brownie Recipe


Hi, yep, I just said Christmas. At the time of writing this, it’s September, which means I’m officially on the countdown to the most wonderful time of the year as I bloody love the cold cosiness of winter and all of the cute stuff associated with Mr Claus himself. I was challenged to do a Christmas DIY by Provident Personal Credit for their annual crafty Christmas campaign and after diving into the depths of impossibly creative bakes on Pinterest, I rose to the challenge. I bring you, reindeer brownies. Yup.


Salted caramel brownies


I saw a photo of these on Pinterest and did a little modification (as who the hell actually likes those weird small pretzel things?!) and chose a totally different recipe to the one that came with the post as I was determined to make these bad boys from scratch. Apologies and that to the several people I’ve misled in the past with the packet mix brownies I’ve passed off as my own – what can I say, adding extra chocolate makes it seem more authentic and fools everyone. My bad.


reindeer brownies



As a pro brownie eater but absolute novice brownie baker, I went for the BBC Good Food salted caramel brownie recipe as it looked easy, and not to humble brag, but these brownies went down an absolute treat when I took them into work the next day for the team.

Here’s what you need:
200g unsalted butter
100g 70% cocoa chocolate (I used Green and Blacks)
100g 50% cocoa chocolate (I used Bourneville)
397g Carnation caramel (sounds very specific but this is the size of the tin by Nestle)
1tsp flaky sea salt, plus a little extra for the top
200g golden caster sugar
4 medium eggs
130g plain flour
50g cocoa powder (again, I used Bourneville)

To decorate
White chocolate buttons for the eyes
Curly Wurlys for the antlers (or pretzels, if you fancy)
Red icing
Black icing

Here’s how you make them
1. Heat the oven to gas 4
2. Melt the butter in a pan, break in all of the chocolate, remove the pan from the heat and wait for the chocolate to melt into a deliciously gooey substance
3. Mix 175g of the caramel with the sea salt
4. Mix the rest of the caramel with the sugar and eggs with an electric whisk
5. Add the chocolate/butter combo to the sugar, caramel and eggs and whisk
6. Combine the flour and cocoa, then sift onto the chocolate mix and beat briefly until smooth
7. Pour half the brownie batter into a lined/greased tin and level it out.
8. Spoon half of the salted caramel onto the top of the brownie batter, in evenly spaced lines
9. Spoon the rest of the brownie batter onto try, trying not to move the salted caramel
10. Spoon the other half of the salted caramel onto the top of the brownie batter and use a knife to swirl it around
11. Bake in the oven for 30mins, until it is firm on top
12. Leave to cool before decorating

Decorating your brownies
1. Slice the brownies into rectangular pieces
2. Use icing to stick the white chocolate buttons to the brownie about halfway down
3. Use black icing to draw eyes onto the white chocolate buttons
4. Cut the Curly Wurly into inch long pieces and put icing on the underside to stick them to the brownie
5. Use red icing to draw on a nose

And voila, you have reindeer brownies! Who wouldn’t love this little festive treat?


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2 comments

  1. Oh Lizi! I love these for what they are.. but more so because YOU MADE THEM CHRISTMASY! :p
    I might give east these myself.. I mean, I might give these a whirl myself! (and maybe eat them.lol)

    Caroline.x
    www.carolineelgeywhite.com

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  2. (I love those weird small prezel things, but your version look amazing!)

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