Tuesdays with Dorie: Brrr-ownies

7/13/10



Congratulations, Spain!! I'm sad that the World Cup is over (how boring to think of going back to the usual sports...please catch on here, futball.) South Africa was a wonderful host country. Thank you!

Would it be considered cheating if I said that I love dark chocolate and mint almost as much as dark chocolate and peanut butter? Sticking in the word 'almost' should turn it into a neutral statement. Unfortunately the same can't be said about that dark horse duo, chocolate/raspberry. The mint and berries will have to duke it out on their own while dark chocolate and I find a quite place all to ourselves. Peanut butter, you're invited too.



It doesn't really matter what your preferences are when it comes to chocolate's perfect mate (in the long run, will anything be good enough for our beloved dark chocolate?) I know that not everyone is a chocolate/mint groupie. If you fall into that category, please don't write off these brownies just yet. There is plenty of chocolate love at work in this recipe to compensate for any peppermint prejudice.



A huge, minty fudge thank you to Karen, of Welcome to our Crazy Blessed Life, for picking the perfect Tuesdays with Dorie recipe for this time of year. It's enough to cure the need for something chillingly refreshing, as well as any torrid midsummer chocolate cravings, all at the same time! Please visit Karen's blog for the complete recipe. Also, I highly recommend buying a copy of Dorie's book for yourself (you won't regret it.)

25 comments:

Marisa said...

Don't think you can go wrong with chocolate & anything but must admit I'm rather partial to the mint & choc combo (has to be dark chocolate though).

mike said...

I didn't think I was a mint/chocolate fan until I made these. I agree - there's a bunch of chocolate in these - and love how you've presented them - they look wonderful! Not sure if they'll surpass the PB & C, but they come pretty close.

Beth said...

What a fun variation on brownies! I'll keep this one in mind for my peppermint fans.

Mary said...

I'm missing the World Cup too! Your brownies look fab with all the minty goodness on top. I could use one right about now...

Stella said...

Valerie, you made these looks so beautiful with the paper separators and tie-really lovely. I love chocolate and mint too, but dark chocolate and p.b. is still my most favorite. It's just meant to be...

crazydaisy said...

Beautiful photographs of yummy fudgy brownies - they look delicious!

Barbara said...

There's something about mint in a brownie that I really like. I've never made this particular recipe, Valerie, but Maida Heatter has a wonderful brownie recipe in which she uses a layer of mints. I like the mint much better than pb!

Lauryn said...

Gorgeous photo with that ribbon! Love it! Your brownies look beautiful! So glad you enjoyed them!!

Heather Davis said...

Those look so pretty all wrapped up in a pink bow. My hubby and son have been glued to the World Cup. I am kind of glad it's over as I can finally watch some of my own shows! I have to admit to being a huge fan of chocolate and mint, chocolate and peanut butter and chocolate and raspberries. Guess that makes me a chocoholic!

Karen said...

Chocolate and raspberry is really my very favorite. :) I am glad you liked these! Thanks for baking with me this week!

Tia said...

oh so pretty!!!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your brownies look fantastic and I love your presentation!

LESAPEA MUSINGS said...

You have got to stop this, you're making me fat mentally, LOL.

But I wanted to let you I honored you with a blog award today. Enjoy.


Lisa xx

Valerie said...

Thanks, Lisa!!
(If only looking at food was as satisfying as actually eating it.)

Ms. Meanie said...

I'm usually not a fan of chocolate and mint (gasp! I know), but these cookies look awesome.

Jen said...

Mmmmmmm... these look simple DEE-LISH-US!! Can you send some my way?? ;-)

Nirmala said...

I adore mint and chocolate; I love mint chocolate chip ice cream.

Susan said...

I'm all about peanut butter in my chocolate but the hubby loves him some mint! :) Love the ribbon around your brownies.

Nickki said...

Your brownies are so beautifully presented!
The mint chocolate combo is one of my favourites.

Stella said...

Valerie, Valerie! I just realized your'e not in my sidebar. I'm such a jerk! I'm putting you there now, as you are my favoritest sweets person and blog (smile)...!

Rachel said...

what gorgeous photos! and I think chocolate goes with everything...

Valerie said...

No worries, Stella. :D Thanks!

Pamela said...

Oh! So pretty, all dressed up in that ribbon!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

That first picture looks so pretty! I'm going to try it soon!

Mimi said...

Picture perfect. These were really good brownies.
Mimi

 

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