McGill's exclusive Holiday Fair Trade Crownie


Just in time for the holidays, and egged on by colleagues on the other side of the mountain at Université de Montréal, McGill’s Executive chef Oliver De Volpi shares the recipe for our exclusive Holiday Fair Trade Crownie.  “50% cookie - 50% brownie - 100% delicious.

Available in 2016 in our dining halls.




McGill's exclusive Fair Trade Crownies

Brownie recipe:

2 eggs
1 cup fair trade cane sugar
1 cup margarine
1 cup flour
1/2  cup fair trade cacao powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup semi sweet fair trade chocolate

Cream the butter and sugar together. Add all the other ingredients mix only until smooth (10-20 seconds) Stir in chocolate chips. 

Chocolate chip cookie recipe:

1/2 cup of butter
1 cup of fair trade can sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup of AP flour
1 cup fair trade chocolate chips

Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the eggs, vanilla, baking powder and baking soda. Mix well, add flour and mix only until well incorporated, stir in chocolate chips.

Preheat oven to 350ºF. grease a 9x12 casserole dish or cake pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper. Pour in and layer the Brownie recipe first and cover with the cookie recipe. Cook for approximately 35 minutes on until just firm to touch.

In 2013, McGill University received Fair Trade Canada’s official designation as a Fair Trade campus.