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!