• Good reasons to get behind Christmas in July - Fig & Honey Walnut Brownies

    Now that it is well and truly winter, our thoughts turn to comfort food. And what is more comforting than traditional European Christmas fare. Sweet treats, roasted meats, pastries and puddings.

    That’s right, it’s time to prepare for your Christmas in July celebrations. A time to enjoy the creative and sensuous celebration with the richest treats that none of us has the heart to consume, or the time to prepare in December.

    We at KIS suggest a snack to fuel the creative process of planning your celebrations menu. Try the following:


     Source: The Australian Women’s Weekly Christmas 2008 cookbook (originally fig & muscat brownies)



    ½ cup (100g) finely chopped dried figs

    ¼ cup (60ml) KIS honey & walnut liqueur

    125g butter, chopped coarsely

    200g dark eating chocolate, chopped coarsely

    2/3 cup (150g) caster sugar

    2 eggs, beaten lightly

    1 ¼ cups (185g) plain flour

    150g dark eating chocolate, chopped coarsely, extra

    1 tablespoon cocoa powder

    1. Combine figs and liqueur in small bowl; stand 20 minutes

    2. Pre-heat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease deep 19cm square cake pan; line base and sides with baking paper, extending paper 5cm over sides.

    3. Stir butter and chocolate in medium saucepan over low heat until smooth. Cool 10 minutes.

    4. Stir in sugar and eggs then sifted flour, extra chocolate and fig mixture. Spread mixture into pan.

    5. Bake brownies for about 30 minutes. Cool in pan.

    6. Dust brownies with sifted cocoa; cut into squares.


    Makes 36


    We will also file this and other recipes for future refence under the product page on this website.



    Let us know what you’ve whipped up in the kitchen too; we’d love to hear from you.


    See you in the Distillery,



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