I always like to bring a baked kind of present along when it comes to a good pal's birthday and knowing that my friend Henry was hosting a birthday / housewarming party and was a big fan of all things red velvet cake meant I simple HAD to make these red velvet brownies with white choc chunks!
A super easy bake that won't take hours or leave you with a total kitchen mess and an impressive homemade, edible gift to bring a long for your nearest and dearest!
- 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 ¼ cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg yolk* discard the egg white
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ tablespoon red food coloring
- 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 200g roughly chopped white chocolate, I like proper choc chunk (reserving 50g to melt as topping)
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and position the oven rack in the middle of your oven.
- Line an 8x8 inch (20x20 cm) metal baking pan with parchment paper, or line with aluminum foil and lightly grease.
- Add the butter to a large bowl and microwave for 45-second intervals until melted.
- Whisk in the sugar and cocoa powder.
- Whisk vigorously for 20-30 seconds.
- Whisk in the egg, extra egg yolk, vanilla extract and red food coloring.
- Carefully fold in the flour and salt using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon.
- Whisk in the vinegar.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 28-32 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean or with a few damp crumbs.
- Cool the brownies in the pan for at least 4 hours, or until completely cooled before slicing.
- For the topping melt the remaining white chocolate in the microwave in short intervals (making sure not to burn it).
- Once fully melted carefully drizzle over the brownies and allow time to set.
- To slice, lift the bars out of the pan using the overhang of the parchment paper/aluminum foil.
- Then cut with a sharp knife of a cutting board AND ENJOY!