It just happened that today is the National Brownie Day, but I am not a big fan for it. Since the Baker’s birthday is around the corner, I decided to bake a brownie for him with a bit of a twist, with Andes mint chocolate pieces and a splash of mint extract. You can find the recipe here. Instead of making it bite size as the original recipe intended, I made it into regular brownie bars. I always have a fear of melting chocolate because the conventional method is required a double boiler, but in principle, chocolate is not melted by direct heat, but melted by steam. I place a strainer on top of a pot, and put the chocolate in a Pyrex container, and put it in the strainer.
A bit of a warning, while making this brownie, you might have the urge to lick the mixing bowl clean! 😉
|Melting chocolate, along with Andes mint pieces|
|Mixing the batter|
|Ready to bake!|