Edible gifts are a wonderful way to show how much you care. Sharing food is an ancient tradition to celebrate friendship. This brownie mix makes such a lovely gift for a friend. In collaboration with Linda Lomelino, photographer and author of Call me Cup Cake we'll show you how to make this perfect homemade foodie gift.
"Edible gifts are a wonderful, unique way to show how much you care. Sharing food is an ancient tradition to celebrate friendship."
It is so easy. To start off you'll need a 1 liter glass jar. Then it's simply a matter of layering in the dry ingredients and printing out the gift tag. The only thing the person who receives it needs to do is pour the contents of the jar into a bowl, add 150 g melted butter, 3 large eggs and 4 tbsp. of coffee and then bake it off course. Easy and delicious!
DIY edible gift - brownie mix
Homemade gifts are always appreciated, especially ones that taste good. This idea can be used with any recipe, the problem is fitting all the ingredients into the jar. That’s why it’s good to top off with ingredients like nuts or chocolate, so you can use a little extra or a little less if you need to. Make sure to pack everything tightly (especially the flour and cocoa powder) to keep everything in its place. When test baking the brownies, we bake them for 32 minutes in a 20×20 cm pan – they were almost set but slightly wobbly in the middle and they came out gooey and delicious. After a day in the fridge they have exactly the consistency we like in brownies -firm and chocolatey.
You can download the printable here.
1 clean & dry 1 liter jar (4.2 cups)
150 g (about 1 cup) all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. flaky salt
30 g (1/3 cup) cocoa powder
110 g (1/2 cup + 2 tbsp.) brown sugar
135 g (1/2 cup + 2 tbsp.) granulated sugar
60 g (1/3 cup) dark chocolate chips
60 g (1/3 cup) milk chocolate chips
60 g (1/3 cup) white chocolate chips
100 g (about 1 cup) roughly chopped walnuts
The recipients should add
150 g melted butter
3 large eggs
4 tbsp. (1/4 cup) strong coffee
Instructions brownie mix
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
Spoon half of the flour mixture into the jar, packing it tightly using a small bottle or a glass.
Spoon the cocoa powder into the jar and pack it tightly using the same method as before (but do wipe the bottle or glass off first!).
Add the rest of the flour mixture.
Add the brown sugar.
Add the granulated sugar.
Add the dark chocolate chips.
Add the milk chocolate chips.
Add the white chocolate chips.
And last, add the walnuts. Close the jar with a tight fitting lid. Try to keep the jar level at all times, or the ingredients might mix.
Include the instructions below, write your own or you can use our printable here.
Preheat oven to 175°C (350°F). Pour brownie mix into a large bowl and mix. Add 150 g melted butter, 3 large eggs and 4 tbsp strong coffee and stir until smooth. Pour batter into a greased pan and bake for 27-32 minutes or until set around the edges but slightly jiggly in the center.