The Leaning Tower of Brrr-ownies-TWD

Afraid I would get those gaping holes in the brrr-ownies from the chopped peppermint patties, I thought I would make ice cream sandwiches using plain brownies and garnish the sides with the chopped candy. Well-“best laid plans–“, you know? Somehow, my ice cream sandwiches resemble the Leaning Tower of Pisa! Glad I didn’t add four more sandwiches! The jury is still out on whether this was a successful undertaking. But you know, they taste great! Thanks to Karen of ourcrazyblessedlife for her pick. You can find the recipe on her site.

When my girls were small, I made brownies quite frequently. The recipe I used came from The Wooden Spoon Dessert Cookbook. It was a one pot deal-you melted the butter and chocolate over low heat, removed the pot from the heat, added the sugar-then the eggs one at a time, vanilla, and finally, the dry ingredients.  It was a never fail recipe and I only had the pot to wash. So instead of Dorie’s method of using a double boiler of sorts, I reverted back to my old ways. It worked! The secret is to not to overdo the melting process. I pull the pot off the stove when there are still some un-melted chunks of butter and chocolate. The residual heat finishes the melting process.

Next week,  Kimberly of onlycreativeopportunities serves up Lots of Ways Banana Cake. Stay tuned.


  1. cindy
    July 13, 2010 / 5:56 pm

    I really don't care what we make I just love your blog! It is 'eye candy' for sure. I like the 'one pan' method also!

  2. Tia
    July 13, 2010 / 11:49 pm

    me too!!! i'm with cindy – your blog rocks.

  3. Karen
    July 14, 2010 / 2:36 am

    Love your leaning tower of brrr-ownies! 🙂 Thanks for baking with me this week!

  4. Nicole
    July 14, 2010 / 4:14 am

    Your photos are beautiful! I think it's a good idea to mix it up now and then. I loved that these only used one pan.

  5. Jessica
    July 14, 2010 / 3:14 pm

    I am so hungry now…these brownies look so delicious! I don't care if they were leaning (you can't tell it from the photo) they look yummy!

  6. Pamela
    July 15, 2010 / 12:54 am

    Oh, sweet lusciousness!

  7. Nickki
    July 15, 2010 / 11:33 am

    I love your creativity! What a brilliant idea – love it! You have a gorgeous blog.

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