Sunday, December 19, 2010

Mint Brownies

These brownies are delicious with the mint frosting and chocolate on top.  It is more of cake-like brownie!

1 cup water
2 cubes butter
6 tablespoons cocoa
2 cups sugar
2 cups featherlight flour
1 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

Prepare the buttermilk if making homemade.  Bring to a boil the water, butter and cocoa, then take off the heat.  In a medium bowl mix together the sugar, flour, xanthan gum, soda, and salt.  A little at a time add to the cocoa mixture.  Stir - don't beat.  Add the buttermilk, eggs and vanilla.  Mix well.  Spread in a greased and floured jelly roll pan.  Bake at 350º for 25 minutes.

Let brownies cool, then frost.

1 cube butter
3 cups powdered sugar
mint extract (to taste)
green food coloring
milk (to the right consistency)

Melt 1 bag chocolate chips using a double boiler and spread on top of frosting.

•  I make my own buttermilk, by putting 1/2 tablespoon vinegar in a 1/2 cup measuring cup.  Then fill the rest with milk.  Let it stand for 5 minutes.

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