Mulled Wine Brownies

Method

Bake a festive take on classic brownies. Using red wine and spices like cinnamon and ginger lifts the flavour and fills the home with the aromas of Christmas.

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4, butter and line the base of a 20cm x 20cm brownie tin with parchment paper. Melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water.

  • STEP 2

    Mix the flour and cocoa powder together with the spices and a pinch of salt - set aside. Using an electric whisk, beat the butter and sugar together until super light and fluffy then whisk in the egg and yolk.

  • STEP 3

    Pour in melted chocolate, wine and flour mixture and whisk until just combined.

  • STEP 4

    Pour the batter into tin and bake for 15 mins until just set, don’t worry if there is a slight wobble in the centre, it will set up as they cool. Put into the fridge to firm up.

Credit: Sophie Godwin

Ingredients

Prep time: 10 Minutes

Cook time: 15 Minutes

Serves: 9

  • 100g dark chocolate

  • 150g unsalted butter

  • 200g light brown muscovado sugar

  • 1 large egg and 1 egg yolk

  • 100ml red wine

  • 50g cocoa powder

  • 100g plain flour

  • Pinch of nutmeg and ground cloves

  • ¼ tsp each cinnamon and ginger