Triple Chocolate Christmas Tree Brownies


Triple Chocolate Christmas Tree Brownies
Brownie ingredients
Brownie baking ingredients
Brownie baking ingredients
Triple Chocolate Christmas Tree Brownies
Triple Chocolate Christmas Tree Brownies
So, let me just start this post by saying that I think these are the best brownies I've ever had and I've had a fair few brownies in my twenty years of existence. I was scrolling Pinterest for Christmas baking ideas and saw a lot of winter spiced brownie recipes, but why fix something that isn't broken, hey? So I started googling brownie recipes and settled for this BBC Good Food one. It was easy enough and they genuinely taste incredible.

A few things to mention; firstly, I didn't have an electric whisk so whisked the eggs and sugar together by hand and got nowhere near the texture the recipe called for. They turned out fine, so don't worry too much about that step. My second faux pas was buying salted butter rather than unsalted, but let me assure you, there's sooooo much chocolate in these that you'd never be able to tell. So, if you have one and not the other, I wouldn't worry too much. My brownies also took way longer than the allocated 25 minutes to bake, so just keep an eye on them and put them back in if you need to. So, onto the recipe...

You will need:
185g unsalted butter
185g best dark chocolate
85g plain flour
40g cocoa powder
50g white chocolate
50g milk chocolate
3 large eggs

275g golden caster sugar

Extra white chocolate to drizzle on top

1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas mark 4 and line the base of a 20cm square tin with non-stick baking parchment.

2. Cut the butter into small cubes and break the dark chocolate into small pieces, and tip them into a medium-sized bowl.

3. Fill a small saucepan with a little hot water, and place the bowl on top. Use a low heat to melt the chocolate and the butter, stirring occasionally to mix them. Remove from heat and leave to cool to room temperature.

4. Sieve the flour and cocoa powder into another bowl, and combine them

5. Chop the white and milk chocolate into small chunks

6. Break the eggs into a large bowl and tip in the golden caster sugar. With an electric mixer on maximum speed, whisk the eggs and sugar together until they are thick and creamy.

7. Pour the cooled chocolate and butter mixture over the eggs and gently fold together with a rubber spatula. Do this gently as not to get rid of all of the air you've just whisked into it.

8. Add the flour and cocoa powder mixture and gently fold in.

9. Finally, stir in the white and milk chocolate chunks until they’re evenly dotted throughout.

10. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin.

11. Put the tray in the oven and set your timer for 25 mins. After this, if you gently shake the tin and the brownie wobbles in the middle, it’s not quite done, so put it back in for another 5 minutes.

12. Leave the whole thing in the tin until completely cold, then, remove and cut into triangles. Melt the remaining white chocolate and drizzle on top of the trees as much or as little as you'd like.

And tadaaaa, there you have it, delicious, festive, triple chocolate brownies.

What is your favourite festive thing to bake?

1 comment

  1. These look so yummy and I love the Christmasy theme of course haha - whenever I try to make brownies they completely fail but maybe I should try again!

    Lucy | Forever September