Thursday, 16 June 2011

MINT BROWNIES

So today I finished my last GCSE - as in no more!! EVERRR!!!
...until next year when the A-levels start :-(

but forget that and back to happy thoughts!! EVERRRR! lol so i thought that this is definately a reason to celebrate so as promised we are celebrating with mint chocolate brownies (definition: moist brownies with mint icing and glazed with chocolate - ooh fancy ;-0)

So keep reading to see how I made them....

Ingredients:
1 cup flour
3/4 cup cocoa
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons syrup - to make them delicious and sticky!
1 cup oil
4 eggs

so start over by mixing it all together - did i mention it was that simple - check out the cute little twin egg i found



So yeah mix it but dont overbeat it because you want the whole sugar granules to keep it nice and sticky...

it should look something along these lines



then place into a greased dish - for the first time ever i baked my mint brownies in my dish which seperateds the brownies so that they all get nice crust - bad move - it was good at first but got hard to use with the icing and chocolate so i wouldnt suggest it for this




Bake until an inserted toothpick comes out clean (approximately 30 minutes at 180 degrees celcius)

then if you have a camera - DONT LET IT DIE ON YOU
but it did so sorry no more photos until after its charged up...:-(

make buttercream icing add 1 teaspoon / a capful mint essence - and a few drops green colouring to get the mint coulour
I guess these would also look effective if you used orange or strawberry flavour coloured that coulour in this case orange or pink - but i think green is the coolest

you must wait till the cake has cooled before spreading on the icing - freeze for a bit until the icing is solid although this isnt 100% necessary

Then pour on your melted chocolate - mi used a double boiler


When its all done cut it up nicely and voila!
you may want to keep some plain they are soo good!

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