Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Gingerbread brownie - take 1

I loooooooove gingerbread and I looooooooove brownies. Which got me thinking - always a dangerous pastime - what gingerbread brownies would taste like? After a quick google I didn't find a good looking recipe (= there wasn't one on bbc good food/Delia's/Nigella's websites) so I decided to experiment. And it being Monday night I knew I had my willing group of guinea pigs volunteers waiting to devour whatever I make so there was no time to be wasted.

I had my handy helper ready and willing to be the first tester of anything so it was time to experiment...

My experimental recipe was:

Dry mix
160 gr flour
3/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1tsp ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves

Wet mix
120ml sunflower oil
100gr brown sugar (not wet I know)
1 egg
90 gr golden syrup
50 ml milk

150 gr chopped dark chocolate
50 gr glace cherries

I mixed all the dry things together and all the wet things together, then quickly stirred dry mix into the wet and finally added chopped chocolate and cherries. Into a tin it went and I baked it for about 35 minutes at 170c.

The mixture came out quite runny, the picture above is just before I put the mixture in the oven. I'm guessing because of this the chocolate and cherries sank to the bottom and formed a sticky gooey layer at the base. Definitely the messy eating kind of a brownie!

They tasted yummee but I think the recipe could be improved...I'm thinking of leaving out the milk, maybe heating up the syrup and oil up together with the spices to infuse the flavour more and maybe substituting flour for ground this space!


sunnyspells said...

Let me know when you're trialing the gluten free variety!!!!! x

The Lindseys said...

I thought I could count on you as a tester ;)