Tuesday, December 27, 2011

RECIPE: Creme de Menthe Brownies

A discovery I've made this year is that I love the combination of mint + chocolate... something I previously detested. In light of this discovery, I elected to make creme de menthe brownies as a dessert for my family's Christmas dinner. I used Paula Deen's recipe and they turned out better than I imagined!


CREME DE MENTHE BROWNIES (makes a 9x13 pan)
4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped
1 c unsalted butter
4 large eggs
2 c sugar
1/2 t salt
1 t vanilla extract
1 c flour

1/2 c unsalted butter, softened
2 c powdered sugar
4 T creme de menthe liquor

6 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
6 T unsalted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and mist a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. In a double broiler, melt baking chocolate and 1 c butter. Cool slightly.

In a medium mixing bowl, beat eggs with a whisk until belnded, then add sugar and continue whisking until mixture is light and fluffy. Add cooled chocolate mixture, salt, vanilla, and flour. Whisk until thoroughly blended. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes. Let brownies cool in the pan.

Beat 1/2 c butter and powdered sugar on medium speed until well combined. Stir in creme de menthe. Spread over cooled brownies and refrigerate until hardened.

In a double broiler, melt chocolate chips and 6 T butter. Stir until smooth. Pour warm glaze over brownies and refrigerate until chocolate hardens. Allow to come to room temperature before cutting & serving.

1 comments:

  1. hahaha every time i think of creme de menthe, i think about the mad men episode when they pass the time waiting for the presidential election outcome by filling up the water cooler with creme de menthe! barf. but these look amazing!!

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