Bakemas day 5 – today probably holds the weirdest recipe of the year, hands down.
Back onto the theme of holiday baking, I’m combining two things which you wouldn’t usually put together, brownies and mincemeat. If you’re not from UK or are confused as to why I’m using mincemeat, well it’s not minced meat (ground beef or pork) it’s a mixture of dried fruit and spices. It actually tastes better than it sounds, I promise.
For this recipe, feel free to make your own (I have a recipe that I’m testing and will upload soon) or use a good quality one from the shops, either will work really well. This recipe is quite rich, as the addition of the mincemeat adds a certain sweetness and texture, but they go together well, you wouldn’t have thought so, right?
This recipe does take a little more time but brownies are always worth it, aren’t they? Well to me they are anyway.
These will be the marmite of brownies, seeing as some people like mincemeat and others detest it. This recipe will go down a treat with those who don’t mind the addition of mincemeat (or you could use this opportunity to get back at the colleague who always gets on your nerves, just hope they don’t like mincemeat).
Let’s get started, shall we?
Prep time: 20 minutes
Baking temp: 180˚c/350˚f.
Baking time: 30-35 minutes (or until a tester comes clean-ish).
Total time: 55 minutes.
350g Dark chocolate.
1 ½ tsp Vanilla bean paste/extract.
125g Plain flour.
60g Cocoa powder.
75g Mincemeat (shop bought or homemade).
Start by weighing up all your ingredients, preheating your oven and preparing your 9×13 tin with greaseproof paper.
Place a medium/large saucepan filled halfway with water over a simmer. Place your butter and chocolate into a heat proof bowl on top of that and stir until they are melted, well combined and smooth. Set aside until later on.
Into another large bowl, place all the eggs, sugar and vanilla and whisk on a medium-high speed until it’s all combined and has become much paler in colour. The volume of the mixture will also increase.
Add in all your chocolate/butter mix and whisk until incorporated.
Sift in the dry ingredients and fold these in just until combined. Try not to overmix the brownie batter.
Add in the mincemeat and fold it in.
Transfer the mixture to your lined 9×13 pan and bake in your preheated oven for 30-35 minutes (the edges should be baked and the centre will be a little less baked).
Allow the brownie to cool down completely before you intend cutting them.
Cut them into squares and enjoy on its own or with a hot beverage of your choice.
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 other social’s – Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube. The YouTube tutorial will be linked down below.