This delicious new recipe is a special festive treat, white chocolate spelt gingerbread brownies. These gingerbread brownies are an excellent baking gift idea for friends, colleagues or family. I have made this white chocolate gingerbread recipe using white spelt flour and a little rice flour to make them lighter, but feel free to swap this out for regular wheat flour or gluten-free flour.
This gingerbread brownie will last for about 2 weeks in the fridge or freeze for a few months. This is quite a sweet rich brownie so you don't need a large piece.
Takes = 15 minutes to prep.
Bakes = 25 minutes
Makes = 9 x 13 inch tray about 20-30 pieces
- White Spelt flour (or your choice) – 315g (about 2 and 1/2 cups)
- White Rice Flour – 75g (1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon)
- Baking soda – 1 and 1/4 teaspoon
- Ground cinnamon – 2 teaspoons
- Ground ginger – 1 teaspoon
- Ground cloves – 1/4 teaspoon
- Salted butter, room temp. (or use unsalted butter and add 1.5 teaspoon salt) – 225g
- Light brown sugar – 200g (about 1 cup)
- White sugar – 115g (1/2 cup)
- Large egg whole – 2
- Egg yolk – 1
- Vanilla extract – 1 1/2 tsp
- A liquid sweetener like unsulfured molasses (or maple, honey, golden syrup, treacle) – 113g (1/3 cup or 5.3 tablespoons)
- White chocolate chunks or chips – 200g
- Preheat oven to 170˚C fan. Grease a 9 x 13-inch rimmed baking sheet and line it with baking paper.
- Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and spices.
- Beat butter and brown and granulated sugars with a mixer on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy about 5 mins. Add eggs and yolk, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in vanilla and your sugar syrup/ molasses. Reduce speed to low. Gradually add flour mixture, and beat until just combined. Stir in white chocolate. It will be thick.
- Spread batter into prepared pan. Use a moistened spatula to flatten.
- Bake until edges are golden, about 25 minutes. Let cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into 2-inch squares or desired shapes. Store in a container for 1 week. Freeze for a few months.
Sue Maree P Baking Tips
- Flour –I used a little rice flour to make the brownies lighter. You could swap this out and use just white spelt flour or the flour of your choice.
- Butter – I prefer this recipe with salted butter. If you prefer to have less salt then use unsalted butter but add 1 teaspoon of salt to balance the flavours.