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Christmas brownies ( Brownies de Navidad)

And finally here we are with Christmas just around the corner. I always feel that Christmas overcomes me but I love Christmas despite everything.

I made these brownies because I loved that they have Christmas spices so  smell wonderful.

Gingerbread men are edible,  and you can buy  them on Amazon. I find them cute :) and they give a Christmas touch.

There are still some recipes for Christmas and New Year, they will be for the next week.
Merry Christmas to everybody and have a wonderful time and  from my part a strong hug and thanks for the love and the affection.

Merry Christmas!!

Source : BBC.com food


30 ml brandy or rum
200 grams dried cranberries
300 grams dark chocolate broken into chunks
200 grams butter
4 free range eggs
300 grams light muscovado sugar or dark brown sugar
200 grams plain flour
1 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
icing sugar or chocolate icing to serve


Preheat the oven to180°c/ 350 F and line a 30 x 29 cm (12x 8 inch) tin with baking parchment.

Gentlyy heat the brandy then add the cranberries and leave to soak while you prepare the brownies mix.

Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan of simmering water orin the microwave.Stir gently until smooth then set aside to cool slightly.

In a large bowl whisk together the eggs and sugar until pale and fluffy.
Whisk  the chocolate and butter mix into the eggs then gently fold in the flour, mixed spice, cranberries and brandy  until fully  incorporated.

Pour into the prepared tin, smooth the surface  then bake in the oven  for 20 to 25 minutes or until the brownis is firm to the touch.

Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then place  on a wire rack until cooled completely.

Once cool,cut into squares and dust the tops with icing sugar or chocolate icing.

Chocolate icing

150 grams plain chocolate
150 ml double cream 

Heat the chocolatre and cream in a saucepanover a low heat until the chocolate melts. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk the mixture until smooth, glossy and thickened . Set aside to cool until thick enough to spread over the brownies. 

Garnish with edible ginger man  or these   or some marzipan fruits.

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