Eggnog Brownies – Christmas Recipe

If you consider yourself a chef, then please add something to tradition. Don’t just go into the kitchen and bake a batch of ginger cookies. Add a twist to classic recipes. Create a new dish out of two older ones.

This year I decided to mix two favorite Christmas icons into one decadent Eggnog Brownie! This recipe is essentially a cream cheese brownie with some warm spices and freshly grated nutmeg on top. I’ve added the ginger to the cream cheese mix and kept the darker powders like cinnamon and cloves to the chocolate base, so as not to discolor the cream cheese batter.

Here’s the list of ingredients:

130 g chocolate (semi-sweet)
120 g butter
160 g brown sugar
75 g AP flour
15 g coco powder
2 large eggs
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
pinch of salt

80 g cream cheese
30 g powdered sugar*
1 egg
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

Whipped cream, ice-cream, freshly grated nutmeg, cinnamon, chopped nuts or chocolate chips for garnish.

Whipped cream, ice-cream, freshly grated nutmeg, cinnamon, chopped nuts or chocolate chips for garnish.

Here’s the preparation method:

  • Preheat your oven to 170 degrees Celsius.
  • Melt the chocolate and butter together in a heat-proof bowl over a pot of simmering water.
  • Stir in the sugar and then add the eggs in one at a tie stirring between each egg and the next.
  • Finally add in all your dry ingredients (flour, coco powder, cinnamon. cloves & a pinch of salt) and fold in until smooth and glossy.
  • Grease a baking pan and line it with some parchment paper.
  • Pour in the chocolate mixture and set aside.
  • Whisk the cream cheese and powdered sugar together until smooth.
  • Add the vanilla extract, ginger, nutmeg and the egg and whisk again until you have a nice thick batter.
  • Pour the cream cheese batter over the brownie batter and swirl them together to create a nice pattern. Don’t overdo it, this is not a painting project!
  • Bake in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Let cool, slice, garnish and enjoy!

Merry Christmas!


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