dinsdag 13 juli 2010

TWD: Brrrr-ownies



Karen of Welcome to our Crazy Blessed Life selected Brrrr-ownies for this weeks challenge for Tuesdays with Dorie was just that: a challenge! And it was a challenge on three parts. The first part was knowing that I wasn't going to like these: I'm not a fan of the mint/chocolate combination. However several colleagues are, therefor I decided to go ahead and make these anyway. The second problem was figuring out what York Peppermint Patties were, after I figured that out I knew we didn't have them here/ So I picked the next best thing: After Eight!



The second challenge that arose was actually making the brownies, everything that could have gone wrong did: I was out of eggs! So I popped over to the supermarket and arrived just in time: 1 minute before closing time!! Upon arriving home I discovered that I was also out of unsweetened chocolate, since the shop had already closed I simply decided to sub it with more bittersweet chocolate. When it was time to add the After Eight to the batter I managed to drop the bowl into the batter too!



Ofcourse I had to taste the brownies: they would have been perfect, if it hadn't been for that strong mint flavor.... However my mint/chocolate-loving coworkers absolutely adored these!!!



If you do like mint and chocolate together, be sure to take a look at the recipe over at Karen's! Also take a check out the posts of the other TWD-ers!

P.S. In a couple of weeks I'm gonna visit Paris, so if you have any suggestions of shops, chocolatiers, restaurants or other hot spots I should visit: please leave them in a comment below!



8 opmerkingen:

Kayte zei

Love the dropped bowl picture, I giggled again even though I had already seen it on Twitter...oops, I mean I am very very sorry for your misfortune on that. Tee hee. It was fun making brownies with you...that was quite a Twitter bake, all of us having one thing or another. Your brownies look great.

Peggy zei

Marthe you had me laughing out loud with this post! You are right, maybe everything that could happen did. Sounds like you had a bad time making these. Next time try the peanut butter cups - excellent.

Tia zei

i love your blog layout and colors. it's so HAPPY!!! these brownies are too!

Karen zei

I love After Eight mints and Paris. :) Thanks for baking with me this week!

Nicole zei

I wondered what people would substitute because York peppermint patties are such an American thing. You're such a good sport and I'm glad others liked them. Hopefully upcoming recipes will be more to your taste.

Di zei

Glad to know I'm not the only one who drops things in the kitchen. =) I'm sorry these weren't quite your thing, but I'm sure your coworkers must love you. =)

Pamela zei

Paris??!? Cool! I've never been, but hope to get there in the next couple of years. Can't wait to hear all about it. Nice of you to share the brownie bounty!

margot zei

You had quite the week! Sorry about all the mishaps, it's so fun that we can share these stories with each other. It looks like the brownies turned out well, though.