AWESOME FOOD GIFTS TO GIVE FOR CHRISTMAS
Over the next 6 weeks we're going to be doing food gift postings. I'm always interested in fun, interesting ways to give small food gifts to friends and neighbors so I thought I'd do a series of posts on this .. every Saturday.
This is the food gift. Basically, it's for either a single person or two people. It's not fit to give to a whole family because it's small. However, two of these could be given to a family of four.
Brownies baked in a sweet ceramic Christmas tree bowl.
I was at Michael's Crafts and saw these lovely white ceramic Christmas tree bowls. I think they are meant for candy or nuts but I had a different idea! There were also white ceramic star bowls that were cute as anything but I liked the trees better.
I saw the fudge in Christmas cookie cutters (some people thought that brownies were cooked in them. NOT. It's fudge. Makes sense since brownies might leak underneath during baking.)
Anyway, brownies bake perfectly in these little tree bowls.
If you have a favorite brownie recipe, by all means use it to fill these little ceramic bowls. I oiled the bowls well before baking so they wouldn't stick.
I just use a box brownie mix. I filled the little bowls about 3/4 full and then placed the little bowls on a cookie sheet and baked them at 375 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes (more than cupcakes, less than an 8" pan).
I made the brownie mix with the extra egg so the brownies puffed up. Next time I wouldn't add the extra egg. Anyway, I cut the bumpy top off and covered them with a rich gnache frosting so no one was the wiser.
With a tiny bit of water and confectioner's sugar I made a fairly substantive frosting and put it inside a plastic bag. I cut a tiny hole out of one corner of the plastic bag and Michele (niece) piped the garland. She does a better job than me... neater. Then we topped with colorful jimmies to mimic the look of Christmas lights or crystals.
Aren't they cute?
Since this cannot be given without being covered, I wrapped each little bowl in cellophane and tied with a silver bag tie. You can add a little tag if you like but since I'll be handing mine out I didn't need to
Lovely, tasty food gifts to give that are presented in an attractive way. Score!
Another food gift - Cinnamon Coffee Cake wrapped on a clipboard that I painted with chalk paint.
Have a great Sunday!!
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