Monday, March 17, 2008

The Perfect St. Patty's Day Treat...

Hahaha...just joking

Paula Deen Mint Brownies

Brownies
4 oz. (4 sq.) unsweetened baking chocolate
1 c. (2 sticks) butter
4 large eggs
2 c. sugar
1/2 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
1 c. flour

Filling
1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, softened
2 c. sifted powdered sugar
4 T. green creme de menthe
(or use green food coloring plus a dash of peppermint extract)
Icing
6 oz. (1c.) semisweet chocolate chips
6 T. (3/4 stick) butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pam spray 9 x 13 pan. In double boiler, melt baking chocolate and 1 c. butter over simmering water. Cool slightly. In medium mixing bowl, beat eggs with a whisk until blended, then add the 2 c. sugar and continue whisking until mixture is light and fluffy. Add cooled chocolate mixture, salt, vanilla and flour. Keep whisking until thoroughly blended. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool in pan.

For filling, using electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and powdered sugar until well blended. Stir in the creme de menthe or food coloring and peppermint. Spread over cooled brownies.

For icing, melt the chocolate chips and 6 T. butter in the top of a double boiler, stirring until smooth. Pour the warm glaze over the filling and tilt pan to distribute the icing evenly. Refrigerate until chocolate hardens.

To cut, allow brownies to come to room temperature in the pan so chocolate won't crack.

Delish!!!!!!!!! Oh and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

2 comments:

Marostica said...

Ummm...where is my holiday treat? Love you!
Your Husband.

amyorr said...

Hello, and we had strawbery shortcake? Where were these brownies this evening?