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.