I’m back today with my second instalment of my halloween 2019 bakes!
I was scrolling through Pinterest (on one of my nightly sessions) looking for inspiration for this Halloween when I came across a ton of different brownie ideas and recipes.
Now let’s be real, everyone loves your bog standard brownies but adding this little extra touch just makes you fall in love with them more! Especially with the brownies I’ve prepared for you today.
For me, what I love about these brownies is not only do they go with the Halloween theme as the raspberries looks very similar to your insides but they have this sour kick to them which is super yummy. I mean, these were demolished in two days so I’m pretty certain they went down a treat!
So, if this sounds like something you’d enjoy yourself, then keep on reading… it’s recipe time;
Ingredients You Need:
- 226g Of Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature
- 200g Of Brown Sugar
- 2 Eggs, Beaten
- 240g Of Plain / All Purpose Flour
- 1 Teaspoon Of Baking Powder
- 100g Of Cocoa Powder
- Pack Of Raspberries
What You Need For Decorations:
- Fondant Icing In Orange, Green & Grey
- Graveyard Moulds
How To Make Raspberry Brownies:
- Firstly, gather together all your ingredients and equipment, line a 8×8 baking tin with parchment paper and preheat the oven the oven to 350F / 180C / Gas Mark 4.
- Secondly, in a large mixing bowl cream together the 226g of unsalted butter and 200g of brown sugar until light and fluffy.
- Next, add in the 2 beaten eggs and stir well.
- Slowly add in the 240g of plain flour mixed in with the table spoon of baking powder and 100g of cocoa powder and fold into the mixture.
- To finish the brownie mixture, add in your pack of raspberries and fold through.
- In your 8×8 tin, spread the brownie batter into the tin and make smooth.
- Now, place in the oven for around 30 minutes or until the top of the brownies is set and firm.
- Once cooked, allow to cool right through before turning out onto a wire rack to cool further.
How To Decorate Your Brownies:
- To decorate your brownies, it’s all fondant icing.
- Using the grey fondant icing, place large pieces into the graveyard moulds, making sure you have a little icing over leaping so you’ve got something to make in-moulding easier.
- Once you’ve pressed the grey fondant into the moulds, press down as much as possible to allow the stencils to come off on the fondant.
- Removing the fondant is a little harder as the moulds I used from Hobbycraft are plastic. Using the little overlaying icing, pull upwards gently, allowing the fondant to un-mould slowly.
- The shape and stencil should be pressed into the icing, but if your finding the shape isn’t what you’d like, then using a knife just cut any access fondant off and shape with your fingers.
- To make the pumpkins, you need orange and green fondant.
- Roll a piece of orange fondant into a ball, using a cocktail stick, carefully place four little lines into the fondant to shape the pumpkin.
- Once you’ve shaped the pumpkin, with the green fondant, make a small stem by rolling the fondant between your fingers. The stem only needs to be small.
- Place the stem on the pumpkin top by making a little hole at the top of the pumpkin so the stem can sit upright.
- Now, all the fondant is done, placing the graveyards upright on the brownies can be difficult (especially if you’ve made them thinly), so I used cocktail sticks to prop mine up.
- Place a cocktail stick in the bottom of both corners of the grave, making sure you push all the way through and leave a little coming out the end to push into the grave.
- If it needs anymore support, you can always place one at the back of the grave also.
That’s your graveyard brownies prepared, cooked and decorated!
I can’t wait to see all the Halloween bakes hitting Instagram, it inspires me to up my game and get creative with my ideas. Halloween is the best time of year to get your creative hat on and bake up a storm in the kitchen.
Let me know in the comments below or on my social media pages if you, yourself have done some baking and if so, what have you created?
Sending tons of love & hugs to you all as always,