It’s officially the start of Bakemas 2019! 🎉
If it’s your first bakemas here, welcome. It is my annual mini-series in which I show you how to make a various Christmas themed baked goods – perfect if you want to impress your family and friends or if you’re hosting a Christmas party!
I know what you’re thinking, another mince pie recipe? Heck yeah it is!
Brownies are always a good idea, let’s be honest. So, when you combine an all time favourite with a love it or hate it festive treat, what do you get? a great treat! If you don’t like mince pies or mincemeat, this recipe may not be for you.
These brownies are a slightly adapted take on my usual recipe. It has mincemeat in place of the chocolate chips and is topped with mince pies – this will make the perfect addition to any Christmas table this year – I promise.
If mince pies aren’t you sort of thing, I have Terry’s chocolate orange brownies and a salted caramel brownie tart for you to try something different. There is also some mince pie blondies incase you’re a mince pie fan.
Anyway, let’s get started, shall we?
210g Butter, melted.
65g Cocoa powder.
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract.
100g plain flour.
Roughly 4-5 mince pies, chopped into quarters.
Before you get into baking the brownies, you’ll want to do some prep work. Weigh up all your ingredients, preheat your oven to 180˚c/350˚f, line your 8×8 inch square baking tray and get any equipment you intend on using ready. Taking these steps can help prevent making mistakes later on.
To start on the brownies, melt the butter either in a saucepan on the hob over a medium heat or in the microwave, either way works well. Add the melted butter into your medium mixing bowl and add the cocoa powder. Whisk the two together until they are well combined, the mixture should be smooth.
Then add in the granulated sugar and just whisk it in until it’s fully incorporated. You will notice a change in the consistency, it will become more granular. This is normal and will change as you work through the recipe.
Directly into the mixture, add your eggs. One at a time beating well in-between each addition, then you can add in the vanilla and give it a good whisk until it’s fully incorporated.
Add the mincemeat and give it another whisk, just to incorporate it into the mixture.
Soon after you can add the plain flour fold it in using a silicon spatula, just until they are fully incorporated, try not to over-mix at this stage, otherwise your brownies will be tough in texture.
Take the tin and pout the brownie batter in, level off as best you can, the place it in the oven and bake it at 180˚c/350˚f for 30-35 minutes (depending on your oven, seeing as all ovens are different to one another, a tester should come out mostly clean).
When there is around 10 minute remain on the baking time, pause the timer and remove the brownies from the oven. Take your chopped up mince pies and start placing them on top, I went and added them so it works out each brownie gets 2 pieces of mince pie, but if you cut yours into bite size squares over rectangles, they’ll only get 1 each.
Place the brownies back in the oven and restart the timer and bake for the remaining 10 minutes or until baked enough.
Once they are out of the oven, allow them to cool fully in the tray, then you can remove them later on. Slice them up into either 8 rectangle or 16 squares portions.
That’s all for today guys, I hope you enjoyed. If you did, don’t forget to share this recipe with your family and friends and enjoy it. I’ll be back soon with another blog post and YouTube video, so join me then. In the meanwhile, don’t forget to check out my Instagram and Twitter. The YouTube video will be linked down below.