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Christmas gingerbread chocolate brownie recipe

11 Dec


Gingerbread brownie with chocolate sauceThis gingerbread chocolate brownie recipe is perfect for people who love their chocolate but still want a festive dessert.

This is a short post as I am about to run out the door but I really wanted to share this recipe with you, as it is easy to throw together but so lush and moist.

I tweaked a recipe from delicious by reducing the amount of eggs and halving (!) the sugar.


250g unsalted butter, chopped

300g dark chocolate, chopped

3 eggs, whisked lightly

¾ cup cups brown sugar

1 1/3 cups plain flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1/3 cup cocoa, sifted

Gingerbread brownie and chocolate sauce


Preheat the oven to 170C. Grease and line a 20cm square cake pan.

Place butter and 200g of the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water – stir until smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.

Add eggs, one at a time, to the melted chocolate, and use a silver spoon to beat well.

Stir in the sugar, flour, baking powder, spices and cocoa.

Scrape into pan and bake for 21-25 minutes or until just set – you want them moist in the middle. Cool in the pan, then turn out and cut into squares.

While they are cooling melt the remaining 100g chocolate and allow to cool slightly, then drizzle over the brownies to serve.

gingerbread chocolate brownie


Pretzel chocolate brownies recipe

19 Oct

Pretzel chocolate brownie

For reasons yet to be fully understood I recently bought a huge packet of pretzels at the supermarket. I’m not a fan of pretzels at all so just chalk this purchase up to momentary madness. I don’t even think they were on sale. Every time I open the pantry they wink at me, taunt me, as if to say – now what?  Continue reading

Gooey Maltesers brownies

27 Aug

Gooey Malteser brownies The Hungry Mum

I often bypass the sweeties aisle in the supermarket but recently I’ve noticed just how cheap chocolate bars are becoming. This isn’t a case of childhood nostalgia – growing up, my dad worked at Nestle so our house was always awash with chocolate – but a recent phenomenon. Continue reading

Easy one bowl white chocolate and strawberry blondies

25 Jun

The Hungry Mum white chocolate & strawberry blondies

I recently baked and blogged rich, dark chocolate brownies. These were a decadent treat and one for adults only.

This time it is sweetness and light in the shape of fresh strawberry and white chocolate blondies.

I made these as a thank you for a lovely friend, Maria, who was the first person to ‘like’ my brand spanking new Hungry Mum Facebook page! Feel free to like my Facebook page – and I’ll like yours back 🙂  Continue reading

Dark chocolate espresso brownies with vanilla salt

22 Jun

The Hungry Mum . espresso brownies with vanilla salt

In my home brownies are foods of the gods for the under-ten set. Whenever I make a batch I have little people clammering for a piece.

Step aside, kids.

This is a brownie with the caffeine level turned UP, making it a perfect choice for that 3pm slump when the need for something sweet and a decent coffee is overwhelming.  Continue reading

Funfetti white chocolate blondies

1 May

Funfetti white chocolate blondies

I cannot tell a lie – I did not make the vision of loveliness you see before you. That was Miss9, who created these funfetti white chocolate blondies by herself from woah to go.

That child is a way better cook than me, and unlike me, her repertoire includes non-sweet items. I am happy making cakes, I am unhappy making dinner #groundHogDay

Miss9 is passionate about white chocolate and when she saw this recipe in a recent issue of Super Food Ideas’ magazine she raided the pantry and whipped these up in no time. Continue reading

Donna Hay salted caramel brownies

23 Feb


So simple. So quick. So very moreish and delicious. This bake ticks all the boxes and then some. I know the hip kids moved on from salted caramel a while ago (overkill and all that) but in my world whenever I present salted caramel anything the reaction is always the same – people falling over themselves to ensure they don’t miss out. Continue reading