Wildflower Farm’s Salted Christmas Brownies
The fires are going and I am enjoying the glow of the wood stoves, the dogs sleep at my feet. It is dark outside and cold. Rain, ice, and snow, have been falling from the sky for half the day now. Outside it smells like damp ice, and the skeletal winter wood. Mixing with the smell of the salted brownies I made earlier for Book Club, I can also smell the dinner cinnamon corn bread baking in the oven. I am surrounded by a quality of winter cozy that I have been working to create here for some time now.
Soon I will make the christmas presents for my extended family… Farm gifts full of the cozy, rebellious, rustic, magic of this little five acre homestead farm. They seem to really enjoy these kinds of gifts. if not they are too polite to say as much…. For my sister, I will do a gift certificate because, that is what she will most appreciate. We try to honor what will be most appreciated by the recipient when we gift. But we love giving gifts that allow us to use what is right here on the farm and is part of farm life… Gifts of homemade bath and beauty products, something canned, perhaps a jar of our herbal cough syrup made from the eastern white pine we have named Alice, that lives outside by the woods. Perhaps a popcorn ball, or a hot chocolate bomb set of two…. Or if you get really lucky some of our sugar cookies, or the scrumptious Salted Chocolate Brownies, that I was inspired to invent by the book I just finished reading for Book Club. And for our readers, here is my christmas gift to you… I hope it serves you as well as it served the book club today.
Wildflower Farm Salted Christmas Brownies
1 ½ cups maple sugar
½ cup confectioner’s sugar
½ teaspoon salt
¾ ths teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 rds cup of cocoa powder
2 tablespoons water
2 large eggs or egg sub equivalent.
½ cup olive oil
¾ cups flour
Sea salt for sprinkling
½ cup milk chocolate chips
Mix all dries including sugar in a bowl. In another bowl mix all the wets. Add the wets to the dries. Mix well. Add in milk chocolate chip, bake 20 minutes in 8 by 8 pan, at 350. Remove from oven when done. Usually takes between 15 and 30 minutes. (Some ovens it may take a little longer. Do the fork stick test.) Salt lightly with sea salt quickly as soon as they are out of the oven. Allow it to cool and eat.
And thank you for reading.
Enjoy this little recipe as my gift to you this holiday season.
Amanda of Wildflower Farm