DELICIOUS TREATS with Devonport Chocolates
School Holiday Baking
By Caroline Everitt of Devonport Chocolates
School Holidays will be with us this month and I know occupying kids for a whole two weeks can be a bit of a challenge. Of course our suggestion is a visit to the Devonport Chocolates shop but you could also make this recipe.
This recipe is adapted slightly from a website called ‘Spoonful’
(www.spoonful.com). It is an American website and has some truly creative recipes you could make with kids. This recipe was a hit at the Devonport Chocolates offices, and my husband insisted I save a piece for him, even
adults can’t resist it.
Chocolate Brownie Pizza: Ingredients Brownie Base
90g Devonport Chocolates 56% Cocoa Solids Callets
1 cup sugar
¾ cup soft brown sugar
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
¾ cup plain flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
Place the butter and chocolate callets in a medium sized pot and heat over a low-medium heat stirring occasionally until the mix is melted and smooth, put aside to cool.
Heat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease (or use a cooking spray) a 12 inch
Crack eggs into a large mixing bowl and whisk until foamy. Add sugar and brown sugar and whisk until combined. Whisk in the vanilla extract then carefully add the cooled chocolate mixture stirring until combined.
In a medium sized bowl sift the flour, baking powder and salt together. Add this mixture to the egg and sugar mixture and beat until smooth.
Pour the batter into the prepared pizza pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes until a knife when inserted in the middle comes out clean. Leave the brownie pizza base to cool completely.
2 ½ cups icing sugar
2 ½ tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Red food colouring (if you want a really good red get a gel colouring, I used a liquid colouring but it is very challenging to get a bright red from it)
Assorted toppings – I used mini hundreds and thousands biscuits as salami, jellybeans, mini marshmallows and Devonport Chocolates callets.
In a large bowl cream the sugar and the butter. (I used my cake mixer, it makes this so easy!)
Add the milk and vanilla extract and beat until smooth. Add red food colouring until you have your desired red (this is the tomato sauce part of the pizza). Spread onto cooled brownie pizza base. I then sprinkled the sauce with shredded coconut (for cheese) and added the rest of my toppings.
And voila, a Chocolate Brownie Pizza! Serve sliced up like a normal pizza, or even better the next time you need to take a plate somewhere, take this in a pizza box!