I bake a LOT for Beardy Boyfriend’s work. Well, really, I bake a lot and send it off with Beardy Boyfriend and am told it makes it to work. But this arrived for me at work last week.
Aren’t they lovely? They were sent to me by the lovely folks at the company that Beardy Boyfriend works for, Forcia. Isn’t that so sweet? They wanted to thank me for all the baking. It’s just a lovely thing to do and a nice reminder that some companies still have old-fashioned values. I think I’m one of the only girls ever who received flowers from my boyfriend’s company!
As a result, I wanted to make them a really nice bake this week. So I decided to go with brownies. But not just any brownies: I used my secret ingredient, the mint chips that I picked up from Outsider Tart. A special recipe!
Secret Weapon Mint Chocolate Brownies (adapted from Allrecipes.c0m)
2 cups white sugar
1 cup unsalted butter (not pictured)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract (I was out, so I led substituted lovely gourmet vanilla beans)
1 1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup mint chips (or really, you can do some experimenting with it. I saw some mint M&Ms in my grocery store and I think they’d be fairly lovely as well)
Cream butter and sugar together. Mix in the cocoa powder. Mix in the eggs and the vanilla extract and sift in the flour and baking powder.
Add the brownie mix into a baking pan. Heat the oven to 170C and bake for about 20 minutes. You should be able to stick a fork into it and the fork comes out clean!
It’s really simple and really delicious, but I’d definitely recommend the addition of the mint! And thank you to Forcia, for making me feel like my baking is really appreciated!