as promised, from today on we’ll be preparing for Christmas with culinary delights here on the blog! Outside, it is getting really frosty and everywhere in the shops and on Instagram you can see beautiful advent decorations and Christmas gift ideas. Here in my city, the Christmas market has opened its gates last weekend, meaning the time of great feasting can officially begin <3
I’m really trying not to go completely nuts this year again and bake a trillion different types of cookies – as my schedule is pretty packed right now, I’ll probably cut down my baking sessions and limit myself to a few classics instead. One of those ‘all-time favorites’ is speculoos!I found a nice mold for it a few weeks ago and can’t wair to try it soon.
The speculoos in these delicious brownies is not self-made but self-bought – and that works just as well 😉. The batter is ultra chocolaty and the little biscuit pieces in it make for a bit of crunch. And if you want to be extra decadent you drizzle some melted Cookie Butter or even speculoos spread on top ♥
- 75 g flour
- 50 g cocoa powder
- 80 g brown sugar
- 200 g softened butter
- 1 pinch of salt
- 3 eggs
- 250 g milk chocolate
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 100 g speculoos
- 2-3 tbsp cookie butter / speculoos spread
- Preheat the oven to 180° C, grease a small baking pan (about 25x25 cm) and lightly dust with cocoa powder. Roughly chop and melt the chocolate in a waterbath, then set aside.
- Mix the butter with the sugar and salt. Add in the eggs one at a time and beat until creamy. Add the flour, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and the melted chocolate and mix until you have a smooth batter.
- Crumble the speculoos roughly with your hands and fold it into the batter. Pour into the mold, spread evenly and bake for 20-25 minutes.
- Let it cool well and if you like, you can heat up some cookie butter and drizzle over the brownies and top it with some speculoos crumb. Cut into pieces and serve!
Have you already heated up the oven for your Christmas bakery? And made it onto your to-bake-list for this year?
Stay sweet & HAPPY BAKING!