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santa hat brownies #15406
12/07/2011 12:52 AM
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http://www.gourmetdaytoday.com/2011/11/29/santa-hat-brownies/

the idea given to me by a friend. i am definitely making this for the next office potluck.

Re: santa hat brownies [Re: caribbeanscout] #15407
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these look awesome, never seen this receipe before... <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Thumbsup.gif" alt="" />


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Re: santa hat brownies [Re: misterduffy] #15408
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Great idea! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" />

Re: santa hat brownies [Re: caribbeanscout] #15409
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thanks! taking these to a xmas party! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Thumbsup.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" />

Re: santa hat brownies [Re: caribbeanscout] #15410
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How totally CUTE!! We're going on a Christmas boat parade this Saturday and I'll be bringing these!!


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Re: santa hat brownies [Re: Carol_Hill] #15411
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i know, it's very adorable. i'm debating about the brownie shape, round or square. if it's supposed to be santa coming out of the chimney, then i'd think it should be square... if i make it round, then i have no problem eating all the scraps. it's a win-win situation. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />

Re: santa hat brownies [Re: caribbeanscout] #15412
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'Tis a conundrum. Making them round would make a good excuse to eat more brownies though! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />


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Re: santa hat brownies [Re: Carol_Hill] #15413
12/09/2011 12:24 PM
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If you make them round, take the leftover pieces, mix with the leftover buttercream and eat with a spoon! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/chef.gif" alt="" />


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Re: santa hat brownies [Re: BillandElaine] #15414
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I like your thinking on this.

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Re: santa hat brownies [Re: BillandElaine] #15415
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If you make them round, take the leftover pieces, mix with the leftover buttercream and eat with a spoon! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/chef.gif" alt="" />


Or you could roll the mixture into a ball, chill in fridge for a bit, then dip in melted chocolate ... http://candy.about.com/od/otherchocolaterecipes/r/brownie_pops.htm

Re: santa hat brownies [Re: BillandElaine] #15416
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We made the brownies yesterday and everyone thought they were adorable! Will post a picture later.


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Re: santa hat brownies [Re: caribbeanscout] #15417
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These are so cool! What a fun and yummy idea!

Re: santa hat brownies [Re: Carol_Hill] #15418
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We made the brownies yesterday and everyone thought they were adorable! Will post a picture later.


They look so cute. Glad your creation was well received. Can't wait to see a pic. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/xmas032.gif" alt="" />

Did you make the butter cream icing from the recipe or did you use a pre-made icing, if the later, which flavor did you use?

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We used pre made butter cream icing. Thought I would get Eric to post the picture today, but apparently not. Will try to get it posted tomorrow.


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i know, it's very adorable. i'm debating about the brownie shape, round or square. if it's supposed to be santa coming out of the chimney, then i'd think it should be square... if i make it round, then i have no problem eating all the scraps. it's a win-win situation. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />


Bake off your brownies in mini-muffin tins! NO increased waist! HO HO HO <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Laugh.gif" alt="" />

Re: santa hat brownies #15421
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Quicker and even easier... buy brownie bites from your supermarket! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />

Another idea besides icing...pipe some melted white chocolate around the base of the strawberry. Instead of topping with a smidgen of melted chocolate, top off the "hat" with a white chocolate chip!

Re: santa hat brownies [Re: Carol_Hill] #15422
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just had the idea to use a small biscuit cutter versus cutting all of them - much faster. I too have a company Xmas party - thanks for the GREAT idea!

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I haven't gotten round to posting my pictures yet. A few comments and suggestions--

I do want to say that you really need to have a smaller finished product overall than what I thought I would want. Otherwise, it is too difficult to eat. The final product needs to be the size of one really large bite, alltogether.

I started out to try to cut the brownies with a small glass. It ended up kind of crushing the brownies down. I wound up cutting them with a knife, in squares, which ended up working much better.

For the icing, to do them correctly you really need to use a really WIDE tip on the pastry bag. We used too thin a tip.

Also, they are difficult to store properly because the brownies get stale quickly unless they are in an airtight container. And it is difficult to have an airtight container, other than a cake plate or similar, as most containers are too short, by the time you have the strawberry on top of the brownie.

Everyone said that they were just TOO CUTE!! There are some storage, etc., issues, but in general, they are very easy to make and well worth it!!


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Re: santa hat brownies [Re: Carol_Hill] #15424
12/14/2011 01:06 AM
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looking forward to seeing your brownies! i'll keep your tips in mind for my first attempt; planning on making a batch next week.

Re: santa hat brownies [Re: caribbeanscout] #15425
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Will try to get Eric to post the pic today. The other 'tip' is just that they obviously look better if most of the strawberries are about the same size. I wasted some of the brownie because I messed around with cutting them, and got around 20 finished 'hats'. The container had around 30 strawberries, so I was able to pick through and not use the largest and the smallest ones.


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Re: santa hat brownies [Re: caribbeanscout] #15426
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Not a great picture, but you get the idea...

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Not a great picture, but you get the idea...

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SOOOOOOO Cute!

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Wow, they look yummy!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Thumbsup.gif" alt="" />


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Re: santa hat brownies [Re: Carol_Hill] #15429
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looks great! i'm guessing they didn't last too long. thanks for posting the photo.

Re: santa hat brownies [Re: caribbeanscout] #15430
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We actually ended up bringing some back home, as there were so MANY sweets at the party. A lot of people opted for the red velvet cake instead. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Smile.gif" alt="" />


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Re: santa hat brownies [Re: Carol_Hill] #15431
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EEEEWWW!!! Cake soaked in gallons of red dye over THOSE??? Blech. Their loss was clearly your gain!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Wink.gif" alt="" />


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Re: santa hat brownies [Re: SuburbanDharma] #15432
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I didn't try it. I've actually never had red velvet cake. It looked good anyway.


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Re: santa hat brownies [Re: Carol_Hill] #15433
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It's usually just a chocolate cake with TONS of red food coloring. Doesn't have to be if you make it properly, but 99 times out of 100 that's what people do.

Usually has nice cream cheese frosting though! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Smile.gif" alt="" />


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This one actually had coconut icing.


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Re: santa hat brownies [Re: Carol_Hill] #15435
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Carol, you did a great job! They look delicious and almost too good to eat! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" />




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They really are not difficult at all. If someone wants to make them, do take a look at the notes that I posted elsewhere in this thread.


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We actually ended up bringing some back home, as there were so MANY sweets at the party. A lot of people opted for the red velvet cake instead. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Smile.gif" alt="" />


Oh, Damn the bad luck, huh...you had to force them down I'm sure!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Laugh.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" />


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Re: santa hat brownies [Re: CaWino] #15438
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Yes, that was tough luck!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Smile.gif" alt="" /> As I said though, they are somewhat difficult to store properly and not get stale, unless you have a tall airtight container, as the brownies go stale quickly.


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