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Red Velvet Santa Brownies

Red Velvet Santa Brownies

YouTube star Rosanna Pansino is making a sweet holiday treat with homemade decorations.
Ingredients for Brownies
  • 1 ½ cups gluten free 1 to 1 baking flour
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 C sugar
  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 ½ sticks)
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
Ingredients for Decorations
  • 1 batch royal icing
  • Food coloring, black and gold
  • 1 batch Swiss buttercream frosting
  • Chocolate crisp pearls (Valrhona)

EQUIPMENT: Decorating Tips: #1, #2, #30

Directions for Brownies

1. Preheat the oven 325F
2. Grease 9X13 inch baking pan
3. Line bottom and sides of pan with parchment paper
4. Grease parchment paper
5. In a small bowl, whisk together the gluten-free-flour, cocoa powder, and salt
6. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, vanilla, vinegar, and food coloring
7. Melt the butter and chocolate together and mix until smooth
8. Whisk the sugar mixture into the chocolate mixture until well combined
9. Mix in the flour mixture just until no streaks of flour remain (do not overmix
10. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake
11. Insert wooden toothpick into center until clean-about 45 minutes
12. Let the brownies cool in the pan and then cut into 12 rectangles

Directions for Decorations

1. Make the Royal Icing
2. Divide between 2 bowls
3. Tint one bowl black and the other bowl gold
4. Scoop the black icing into a decorating bag fitted with a #2 tip
5. Gold icing into a bag fitted with a #1 tip
6. Pipe the black icing on the bottom part of the brownie to create a belt
7. Let icing harden for 30 minutes
8. Pipe the gold icing in to the middle of the belt for the buckle
9. Make the Swiss buttercream frosting
10. Scoop frosting into decorating bag fitted with a #30 tip
11. Pipe coat trim details
12. Place the pearls on the frosting for button

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