PASSED: Turn Your Brownies Into a Masterpiece Class | Amphy
PASSED: Turn Your Brownies Into a Masterpiece with Frances Quinn ! | Amphy

PASSED: Turn Your Brownies Into a Masterpiece

Learn how to make my basic brownie recipe and then use it to create my signature Brownie Owls!

What you'll learn

Think chocolate, biscuits and nuts all nestled together in a brownie cupcake. The recipe makes use of a couple of dozen Oreo cookies, split in half. The cream-covered sides make up the owls’ wise eyes; some of the other halves go to make crunchy bases for the cakes, and the remainder are broken up and stirred into the mix to give you a brownie with bite. Sure to become a favourite bake and a brownie showstopper at that! 

This class is perfect for

beginners through to seasoned bakers who are looking for new ideas and ways of adding an imaginative twist to their creations.

Your Teacher

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Frances Quinn is renowned for her creativity and was the inimitable winner of The Great British Bake Off 2013. Mixing together her background in design with her love of baking, she is able to create stunning, inventive, and unforgettable bakes. Treating each creation as a well-crafted piece of art from concept designs sketched in a notebook to the final masterpiece, each design is perfectly bespoke to the person or theme she has in mind. This, along with her passion for music and sport, witty personality, and quick quips, she has garnered a great online following and invaluable relationships within the industry. From creating shortbread piano chords for Jools Holland to Florentines for Florence and the machine and a giant CLUB biscuit for Bombay Bicycle Club, with sweet Bombay mix-everyone unique to the artist. Since she was crowned champion she has been inundated with commissions for clients from the Tate, Design Museum to illustrator Quentin Blake and Nike to name but a few. Frances released her first book Quinntessential Baking with Bloomsbury in 2015 and has gone on to appear on Saturday Kitchen, ITV’s This Morning and break two Guinness World Records for the world’s biggest Jaffa Cake and Grand Slammy Jammy Dodger. As well as being affiliated in brand partnerships with some big names in the Food industry, Frances makes regular appearances at various Food and Drink festivals across the country demoing some of her greatest bakes. Including Wilderness Festival to Carfest and running workshops at Soho House to Richard Bertinet Cookery School in Bath. Running alongside all this, Frances is a keen and passionate runner, especially if there’s a running playlist involved! In 2018 she was the fastest female celebrity runner to finish in the hottest London marathon on record

What students need

A medium saucepan
A silicone spatula or wooden spoon
Small palette knife or rounded cutlery knife
Small Sharp knife
For the Brownies:
150g butter
3 tbsp golden or maple syrup
300g golden caster sugar
300g dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces 1 tbsp vanilla extract
24 Oreo cookies (about 1 1⁄4 154g packets)! 3 eggs
150g plain flour
For the ganache:
100g dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces
1 tbsp golden syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
150ml double cream
To finish:
24 giant milk chocolate buttons (half x 119g bag)!
24 small, round, dark chocolate chips!
3 x 30g packets milk chocolate buttons (you need 72 buttons in total)! 12 walnuts!
12 almonds!
12 pecans!
12 hole muffin tin!
12 muffin cases (brown/black)!

How to participate

Simply click the link in your confirmation email to join the video call.
Note: Be sure to download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device before your scheduled class.

Class Reviews

5.0 (3)
  • Louise P

    Fun class with absolutely darling owl brownies. Enjoyed all if the different ideas for different flavors. Thanks Francis!

    5 out of 5

  • Stephanie S

    This was such a great class. Frances was very organized and offered lots of different options to enhance or change the flavors of the bake. It was very well timed and didn’t feel rushed. Time for questions and interaction with the instructor. I hope she will do more classes, this was a real pleasure!

    5 out of 5

  • Jenna S

    Everything was on time and well organized! Had so much fun!

    5 out of 5