Brownies! In general, love them. Karen at Welcome to Our Crazy Blessed Life, who I just adore, chose our Tuesday’s With Dorie recipe for today and she picked Dorie’s Brrrrr-ownies.
They are a basic fudgy brownie with York Peppermint Patties chopped up and mixed throughout them. They were strange, but if you like chocolate and mint, you’d probably like them. I have a better, favorite mint brownie recipe, photo below,
but I’m always glad to try new recipes as either way, it helps me decide on favorites.
I thought the pictures of the brownies didn’t turn out too badly for how rather ugly they are.
These Brrrrr-ownies were a little strange. That said, I might have messed them up a bit. I was halfway through making the brownies right when the boys decided they needed lunch. Somehow with all the commotion, I ended up adding the flour and salt before adding the sugar. So I was stirring them all in at the same time, while the melted butter was separating from the batter. It was strange and annoying. Sigh. I hate it when that happens! Little annoying mistakes.
With the batter in the pan, and butter swimming all over it (I could not get it to mix in and when I melted the butter and chocolate, it was perfect!), I went ahead and baked them anyway. And I ended up with a pan of brownies that looked like craters of the moon. (Photo courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org)
Not only was the butter all bubbly all over the top, but the peppermint patties bubbled up and melted all over as well.
This was after I took a paper towel and dabbed off all the excess butter pooling on top of the brownies.
My only concern was that it wasn’t just my error of adding the flour at the same time as the sugar because after reading the P&Q's at the TWD blog, it seemed that others had issues with the mint patties melting into a gooey mess. Oh well. You win some, you lose some. Funny thing is, they are still getting eaten, mostly by Kevin and Scott. I’d remembered that one other time I made some brownies (my favorite, easy, go-to cocoa brownies, adapted from Dorie’s Tribute to Katharine Hepburn’s Brownies. I make these brownies all the time and with every kind of add in you can imagine. And I can recite the recipe in my sleep. When we made them for TWD, I made the brownies three different ways, one of them being brownies with added York Peppermint Patties. But the patties didn’t melt. Maybe it was because they were the little baking pieces (which may only be available during the holidays???) I think the thicker York “bites” are too thick with too much mint filling. Live and learn.
Just so this ends on a happy note, Kevin snapped a few pictures of us playing Don’t Eat Pete for FHE.
A little glimpse. The dining room is part of the kitchen/family room. Check out that giant built-in fish tank that looks into Kevin’s den. He can’t wait to get it up and running. There’s another big fish tank in the front living room as well. The door with windows is double doors that open to a back patio. Four big windows line the back wall to the kitchen/family room. We are loving our
Interested in seeing how other’s Brrrrr-ownies turned out? I am. Check out the TWD blogroll. Karen will have the recipe on her blog. We’re off to Idaho for a family reunion with my family. I’m SO bummed, we had Kevin’s family reunion last week and I took TONS of pictures the day we went up in the mountains, some gorgeous scenery with a waterfall and some great ones of the boys. They are not on the camera. Gone. We have no idea what happened to them. They must have somehow gotten deleted before they were downloaded on to the computer. UGH!