Alright, back in action with another Superbowl dish for the up and coming event! This time we are going to meander over to the dessert table where you will knock it out of the park (or rather…make a field goal) with these fun football shaped brownies! They’re the super fun, game day personal fudgy brownies!!
In my family we have an ongoing debate about the nature of brownies. Should they be fudgy or should the be more cake-like? (Hint: the correct answer is fudgy). Now don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against chocolate cake..ahem…I mean cake-like brownies. It’s just that if the brownies are cake like, why not just call it chocolate cake? Maybe I am missing something and a baker that’s a bit more well versed in the fine points of brownie baking can weigh in here. That said, got nothing against a good cake brownie, but how can you turn down the fudgy goodness that is the fudge brownie. I don’t know though, what do you guys think?
All arguments aside, with my totally unbiased opinion, I went with creating a fudgy brownie recipe here. The hardest part about this recipe, or rather time-consuming, is creating the little football boats to cook the brownies in. It takes a bit of practice but once you get it down you should be able to pump through them fairly quickly. Plus I got a handy picture guide that should walk you through it (followed by an explanation by yours truly).
If you can find football shaped dishes, by all means use those, I had no such luck in my search so went with these steps:
To make the football boats you will need about 15 sheets of 12×12 inch pieces of aluminum foil.
- Fold it in half
- Fold in half again
- One more time fold so its in a ‘hotdog bun’ style fold
- Then, folding long ways, fold halfway towards the center on both sides
- It should look like the 5th image
- Raise from the two folds towards the center up, this forms the side walls
- Pinch the ends so that they come to a point.
- Fold the pinched ends to the side and fold under neath
- Tweak the shape a bit until you get a nice football shape
Follow those steps along with the picture below and you will hopefully get exactly where ya want. If not, let me know and I’ll try to explain it better!
From then on out we will make up a super yummy fudgy brownie batter. I went with powdered sugar here because well…I ran out of regular sugar. If you prefer regular sugar you can use about 1 cup and 2 Tablespoons in place. That said, I haven’t exactly tested it so I cannot guarantee your results will be perfect. Powdered sugar also has some cornstarch to prevent caking and I’m not positive how much that affected the end result. So, baker beware!
Alright, you ready for this recipe!? I hope you do try it out and bring it to your Superbowl get together or stash it away for next year! Either way, let me know what ya think! Thanks for reading! 🙂
Game Day Personal Fudgy Brownies
Beautiful game day brownies are deliciously fudgy and festively fun for the football season!
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 6 T butter (melted)
- 2 eggs
- 3 T vegetable oil
- 1/2 c cocoa powder
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 simple white icing (see below for recipe)
- Step 1 Set oven to 350.
- Step 2 Prepare football boats (see instructions for blog post) and spray liberally all sides, corners and bottom
- Step 3 Mix all wet ingredients, eggs, butter, oil and milk.
- Step 4 Mix in a separate container, all remaining dry ingredients.
- Step 5 Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until well combined.
- Step 6 Carefully spoon into football aluminum boats until about 3/4 full.
- Step 7 Place in oven on middle rack and bake for about 20-22 minutes.
- Step 8 Once done, cool completely.
- Step 9 Gently, dismantle the aluminum boats leaving the intact football shaped brownie.
- Step 10 Using a writing tip decorate to make the stitches of the football and the two curved lines to go on either end (refer to pictures)
- Step 11 Dig in and enjoy!
Simple white icing
Simple white icing for decorating
- 1/2c vegetable shortening
- 2 T Milk
- 2 1/2c powdered sugar
- 1/2tsp vanilla extract
- Step 1 Beat shortening until slightly fluffy
- Step 2 Slowly incorporate the powdered sugar about 1/2 cup at a time. Once half way done with sugar, add in milk. and vanilla extract.
- Step 3 Finish beating together until fluffy and smooth.