Tuesday, July 13, 2010
TWD - Brrrr-ownies
As a child, Mum used to give my brother and I some money to spend at the corner shop, and we would walk there with our father every Sunday morning. In those days, 50 cents went a long way (and I am not that old!), and many was the happy Sunday morning we would spend chowing down on our booty. Mixed lollies were a favourite of mine, and you used to be able to choose what you wanted without the shop assistant getting mad, even if you wanted 2 of every sort in the window. I also liked Jelly Tip and Teddy Bear ice blocks, Musk Lifesavers, Cherry Ripes, Caramello Koalas and Mint Patties. Mint Patties used to be made by Rowntree Hoadley, an Australian confectionery company that was subsequently bought out by Nestle.
This brings me to this week's Tuesday with Dorie challenge, hosted by Karen of Welcome to Our Crazy Blessed Life. She chose Dorie's Brrrr-ownies - being brownies containing chopped up York mint patties. I have never laid eyes on a York mint pattie, but I assume that good old Aussie Mint Patties are the same - peppermint nougat covered in dark chocolate. It sounded pretty good to me!!
These brownies were easy to make - no mixer or fancy equipment was needed. They were also delicious - gooey when they are warm straight out of the oven, and fudgy and rich once set. I am not sure that the mint pattie pieces reminded me of ice, as Dorie suggested, but they sure tasted good.
I'd make these again if Mint Patties weren't so expensive - 99 cents each at Woolies, so I only used 4 (instead of the 8 I'd need to get anywhere near what the recipe suggested). Those days of the 20 cent chocolate bar at the corner shop seem a long way away ...
Thanks to Karen for hosting us this week. Visit her site for the recipe or buy Dorie's fab book. To drool over some more brrrr-ownies, visit the TWD blogroll.