Bianca Davies from the Secret life of Bee whipped up these delicious Christmas Brownies for us and she made it even more decadent when she added the Santa's hats made of strawberries and buttercream icing.
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140g butter, melted
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla paste
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp all spice
75g natural unprocessed cocoa powder
pinch of sea salt
50g chocolate chips
50g pecan nuts, roughly chopped
handful of fresh strawberries
white buttercream icing
Preheat oven to 170˚C. Grease and line a 20cm brownie tin.
Whisk the sugar and eggs together until light and creamy.
Add the vanilla, cinnamon and all spice. Mix well.
Pour in the melted butter and whisk.
Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder and sea salt to combine.
Fold into the wet ingredients and finally sprinkle in the chocolate chips and pecan nuts.
Pour into prepared brownie tin and bake for 25-30 minutes. Take care not to overbake.
The centre should be fudgey.
Allow to cool completely before slicing.
Serve topped with trimmed strawberries and use white buttercream icing to pipe little Santa hats.