So after my vegan brownie experience, I started thinking about what other kinds of brownies I could make. I love minty things, so Mint Areo Brownies were a no-brainer for me.
These brownies are super chocolate-y with a kick of mint when you least expect it- I love them. They’re not a gooey as I would have hoped, so maybe add more butter or a drop of oil if you prefer them to be gooey rather than crumbly. I ate mine warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a smidge of toffee sauce (and it was perfection). Although the weather may be finally warming up, my flat is still pretty cold at night so these babies are perfect to snuggle up and munch on.
I took the basic recipe of the vegan brownies I posted last week and just tweaked it for my own needs, so credit to www.bakerbettie.com for the base recipe.
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• 1 cup of sugar
• 2/3 eggs (dependant on size)
• 1/3rd cup of melted butter
• 3/4ths cup of self-raising flour
• 1/4th cup of baking coco (or a wee bit more if you feel like it)
• 1tsp of vanilla extract/essence
• 1tsp of peppermint extract/essence
• green food colouring
• mint aero bubbles
• Preheat your oven to gas mark 7/230, and lightly grease your tin/tray/mould.
• Mix your melted butter, eggs and sugar together (don’t use an electric whisk as you do not want to get too much air in them otherwise they won’t be dense)
• Add your flour and mix- You may find the mixture is still a little bit lumpy, this isn’t a huge deal.
• Separate about 3 table spoons worth of mixture into a separate bowl.
• Add your coco powder and vanilla extract to the original mix only.
• Add your peppermint extract and green food colouring to the sperated mixture. If your food colouring isn’t very strong and so you have to add a lot to get the colour you want just add a bit more flour to get the consistency the same as your other mixture.
• Drizzle a little bit of the mint mixture into the bottom of your pan.
• Fill the rest of your pan with your chocolate mixture.
• Push mint aero bubbles into the mixture and assure they are covered with batter.
• Drizzle the rest of the mint mixture over the chocolate batter, then drag a toothpick through the mixtures to create a pattern like this:
• Bake for about 25 minutes (before removing from the oven, check if they’re done by popping a toothpick into the middle and checking if it comes out clean: it it does, take it out. If it doesn’t, leave it in for another few minutes until it does)
• Leave the brownies to cool in the mould for around 10 mins, then remove and leave to cool on a cooling rack fully before slicing.
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Let me know if you bake any or anything similar- I love seeing other peoples creations!