Hi. I’m Liv Hansen for Betty Crocker Kitchens and howdini.com.
Throwing a summertime get-together is always fun. And whatever you’re having, dessert is the best part. Everybody loves chocolatey brownies, and I’m going to show you how to make them extra special. The first thing I’ll show you how to make is festive brownies.
Baking the brownies is the easiest part. Just follows directions on the box. I’ve baked this on in a thirteen by nine inch pan. To decorate it, I’ve softened some vanilla frosting, fifteen seconds in the microwave. Just take your fork, dip it in, and then drizzle it across the top. You can just go back and forth diagonally, you can criss-cross. Whatever you like. Then, to make it even more festive, we have these little red, white, and blue stars and just sprinkle it across the top and they’re going to stick to the icing you put on. I’m sprinkling these randomly. For the fourth of July, I chose red, white, and blue, but for other occasions, choose different colors to match your party. Now doesn’t that look great?
Now, how about a brownies and berries fruit pizza?
We’ve baked this brownie in a pizza pan. Now we’re going to mix the frosting. Mix together one eight out package of softened cream cheese with one third cup of sugar and a half a teaspoon of vanilla. And I’m going to mix this until its well combined.
Now that my frosting is mixed, I’m going to scoop it onto the brownie pizza. Now I’m going to use an off-set spatula and spread this icing thinly over the entire surface. I spread it almost to the edge to leave a tiny bit of brownie pizza crust. And there you go.
Now its time to put the fruit on. I’m using strawberries and raspberries and blueberries, but you can choose different fruits. I’m just going to scatter them over the center of the brownie pizza, randomly. Okay, and there you have it.
Now, to add a glisten and a little summer sweetness, I have some jelly. You could use apple jelly, we’re using apricot. And I’ve just softened it in the microwave a little bit, for about thirty seconds. And I have a pastry brush, and I’m just going to brush it gently over the fruit. As you can see, these are quick and easy, and they taste even better than they look.
I’m Liv Hansen for Betty Crocker Kitchens.