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Let it snow: Rum and raisin brownie Christmas trees 

Let it snow: Rum and raisin brownie Christmas trees

SERVES 10

225g raisins

180ml dark rum

200g dark chocolate, chopped

250g unsalted butter, chopped

310g brown sugar

4 medium eggs

200g plain flour

¼ tsp baking powder

35g good-quality cocoa powder

cinnamon sticks and star anise, for decorating

WHITE ICING

160g icing sugar, sifted

2-3 tsp boiling water

★ Preheat oven to 180C/gas 4. Place the raisins and rum in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed. Mash roughly with a fork and set aside. Place the chocolate and butter in a medium saucepan over low heat and stir until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and place in a large bowl. Add the sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder and cocoa and whisk well to combine. Add the raisin mixture and whisk well to combine. Pour the mixture into a lightly greased 24cm x 34cm slice tin or equivalent traybake tin lined with nonstick baking paper. Cook for 20-22 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Allow to cool completely in the tin.

★ Using a 9cm tree-shaped cutter, cut out 10 trees. To make the icing, place the sugar and water in a small bowl and mix to combine. Place in a piping bag and pipe the icing on to the trees. Decorate with cinnamon and star anise to serve.

NOTE Remove the cinnamon and star anise before eating.

 

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