It’s the most wonderful time of year – because the icy weather and dark evenings give us the perfect excuse to gorge on extra goodies, in order to survive the gloomy winter months. Of course, we think nothing of scoffing brownies all year round, but Christmas calls for some extra special recipes, so (drumroll please) we’d like to introduce the fabulous all-singing, all-dancing* Christmas 2015 line-up…
As every little elf knows, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a cheeky tipple or two. We’ve got two boozy brownies for you to choose from – Dorset Ale, a gorgeously rich triple chocolate made with Indian pale ale from Dorset (if you’ve never tried the combination of ale and chocolate, all we can say is that you’re missing out) and the Wee Dram, which brings together whisky and marmalade to make a brownie with a deliciously warming kick to it.
Another key ingredient of Christmas is sugar and spice (and all things nice), so if that takes your fancy, might we suggest our Chai Latte? It’s a chocolate vanilla brownie with a swirl of fragrant chai spice. The Mexican, a sweet and spicy brownie with cinnamon and chipotle chilli. And of course, there’s Brownie Smalls himself, the Notorious F.I.G. – this superstar of a brownie is made with mulled spice, figs, dates and cherries for serious fudginess.
Finally, for proper chocoholics, we’ve got a couple of Christmas creations to satisfy even your sweet tooth. Bad Santa combines double chocolate with Christmas pudding (a match made in heaven) to make for a treat worth breaking tradition for. Of course, we also had to take inspiration from across the pond, since the USA is the spiritual home of the brownie, so as well as our old favourite the peanut butter New Yorker, we know have the Brooklyn which counteracts the sweetness of triple chocolate with pretzel and sea salt – call us crazy, but it just works.
So what are you waiting for? Tis the season to stuff your face – and if you don’t believe us, just ask Mother Nature.
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*Our brownies don’t actually dance or sing. Sorry. But who needs extra talents when you’re this gorgeous?
Words by the wonderful Sal’s Kitchen, visit her awesome blog here!