The smell of Gingerbread is wafting through the bakery and it’s starting to smell and taste a lot like Christmas. It is truly the most wonderful (and my favourite) time of year. And not because Santa will be dropping presents under the tree on Christmas night, no for me Christmas starts weeks before, planning all the magical moments I hope will become magical memories for Annie. Whether it’s that pesky elf on the shelf causing mayhem (and sleepless nights for mommy), the joy of counting down with advent chocolates, watching Christmas movies or simply an afternoon of baking – Christmas is about all these little moments we hold so dear for many years to come.

We recently launched our Brownie Premix just in time for some holiday baking and thought we would share this cute idea for Holiday Christmas Trees in the hopes that you will bake some special Christmas memories with your little ones. These cuties also make perfect little gifts, I mean who doesn’t love a chewy brownie!

CHRISTMAS BROWNIE TREE DIRECTIONS

YOU WILL NEED:

Tessa’s Brownie Premix • 120 g butter • 4 eggs

1. Preheat oven to 160 Degrees Celsius. Line a 20 cm round or square tin with

parchment paper.

2. Combine brownie mix with eggs and mix for one minute, add butter and mix

for a further 5 minutes. Pour brownie batter into prepared tin.

3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out

almost clean.

4. Cool to room temperature.

 

BUTTERCREAM DIRECTIONS

YOU WILL NEED:

75g Room Temperature Butter • 200g Icing Sugar • 5ml Vanilla Essence •

1 Tbsp. Milk • Green Food Colouring • Piping Bag or Plastic Baggy for

decorating (optional)

1. Beat room temperature butter on high speed until light and fluffy. Add Icing

Sugar and beat on low until combined. Add vanilla essence, milk and a dash

of green food colouring and beat on high until light and fluffy.

2. Scoop buttercream into piping bag or plastic baggy (optional)

 

DECORATING DIRECTIONS

YOU WILL NEED:

Sprinkles or Candy • Fondant Stars (optional) • 8-12 Small Candy Canes

 

1. Round Tin – Lift cooled brownie from pan and gently peel back parchment

paper from sides and bottom. Place brownie on a clean work surface. Cut

brownie into quarters and then cut each quarter in half to form 8 wedges.

2. Square Tin – Lift cooled brownie from pan and gently peel back parchment

paper from sides and bottom. Place brownie on a clean work surface.

To cut brownie into triangles, cut into 3 rows. Cut each row into 5 triangles.

Set aside leftover pieces for snacking.

 

3. Cut off tiny bottom corner of the Ziplock bag or piping bag and squeeze to

pipe buttercream over brownies.

4. Break off curved end of candy cane; insert candy canes into bottoms of

triangles to make tree trunks.

5. Decorate your brownies with your sprinkles and décor.

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