Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Peppermint Brownies

Yummy Mint Chocolate Brownies

As you all know from my previous posts... I'm a bit of a brownie lover :)

This is a lovely take on the chocolate brownie and its so easy to make. I think these are lovely served as a desert, the mint gives a very refreshing taste. I particularly like these at Christmas time so why not try them yourself.

Here's how its done 

one stick of butter
8oz good quality chocolate (70%cocoa)
1 cup sugar 
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
Large pack of viscount mint chocolate biscuits.. you will need 25 aprox (you can buy these at poundland and discount stores for cheap)

  • Line an 8 x 8 or nearest sized baking pan with foil, leaving an overhang on all sides. (This will let you lift the brownies out to cut them, rather than cutting them in the pan.) 
  • Preheat the oven at 175 degrees 165 fan assisted and gas mark 4
  • Butter the foil and set the pan aside.
  • Bring an inch or so of water to a simmer in a saucepan and then set a Pyrex bowl over (not in) the water. Melt a stick of butter and 8 ounces of chocolate in the bowl until the mixture is smooth. 
  • Remove the bowl from the heat and whisk in 1 cup of sugar and 3/4 teaspoon of salt until the mixture is smooth. Next whisk in 3 eggs. Finally whisk in 1/2 cup of flour and 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • Spread 1/3 of the batter in my foil-lined 8 x 8 pan. 
  • Arranged 25 viscount peppermint biscuits over the top of the batter in a single layer, leaving a narrow border on all sides.
  • Spoon the remaining batter over the top of the biscuits and smooth the surface.

  • Bake for 30 mins, keep a close eye on them you don't want them to burn.

and there it is... simple and super yummy, and a great Christmas treat for the family..

If you would like to try something a little less rich try using after eights instead of viscount biscuits .... after eights can be placed inside before baking or on top of the brownies after

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