St Patrick's Day Brownies

Prep Time

40 x minutes + cooling

Serves

6 x Peoples

Rich, fudgy and indulgent chocolate brownies shaped into shamrocks and decorated with green buttercream – these festive brownies are easy to make and perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. If you don’t have cutters, simply frost and slice these into square brownies. They are naturally vegan and easily gluten-free.

Ingredients

  • 120g Dark Mint Chocolate, broken up
  • 80g vegan butter or margarine
  • 2 tbsp ground chia or flaxseed + 5 tbsp water
  • 60ml water
  • 200g golden caster or coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 130g plain or GF plain flour
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 60g ground almonds
  • A pinch of salt
  • 50g vegan butter
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 1-2 tsp plant-based milk
  • ¼ -1/2 tsp matcha powder or green food colouring
  • Sprinkles, to decorate

Method

1

1. Preheat the oven to 150Fan/170*C and line a tin with parchment paper (18cm x 26cm).

2. Add the chocolate, butter/margarine and 60ml water to a small saucepan and stir until melted. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, make the chia/flax egg by stirring the chia or flaxseed with the water and leave to form a gel.

4. Pour the sugar into the chocolate mix and whisk until smooth and dissolved then pour in the vanilla and chia/flax gel.

5. Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder into a large bowl and add the ground almonds with a pinch of salt.

6. Pour the wet mix into the mixing bowl and stir to a thick batter. Pour into the lined tin, smooth over the top and bake for 20-25 minutes until firm to touch but slightly wet in the centre.