October 8th, 2007


Lilly's Mint Brownies

I don't really bake all that often, and when I do, I pretty much only bake one thing.  My mom's (Lilly's) mint brownies.  This is the only recipe I've ever asked my mom for, because when the need to bake arises, there's no point in baking anything else. ;)

Lilly's Mint Brownies
Lilly's Mint Brownies

BROWNIES - Mix in order, with electric Mixer:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (softened)
4 eggs (beaten)
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
24oz chocolate syrup (1 bottle)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pour into a 9" x 13" pan, bake at 350°F for about 30 minutes (or until done).
Note: Slightly underbaked is better than slightly overbaked.
Cool and refrigerate until cold.

MINT FROSTING - Mix with electric mixer:
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter (softened)
2 teaspoons milk
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
a few drops of green food coloring

Spread on cold brownie loaf and refrigerate.

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
6 tablespoons butter

Melt and mix semi-sweet chocolate chips and butter.  Cool slightly and
spread over the cold mint-frosted brownie loaf.  Refrigerate and cut
into squares.  Serve chilled.

They're not healthy, they're not vegan, they're not ready in 15 minutes, but they're worth the effort.  Just figured I'd share the love.

Hoorj~ for stupid surveys

Four jobs you may not have known I have had in my life:
Golf Caddy
Barrista / Frozen Yogurt slinger
Kitchen staff at a nursing home

Four movies I could watch over and over:
Army of Darkness
Real Genius

Four places I have lived:
Minneapolis, MN
Duluth, MN
Hayward, CA
San Francisco, CA

Four TV shows I love to watch:
Venture Brothers
Battlestar Galactica
Look Around You
Black Books

Four Lots of places I have been on vacation:
New Orleans, Houston, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Miami, New York, London, Zurich, Venice, Vancouver, Florence, Stuttgart, Hawaii, Denver, St. Louis, Raleigh, D.C., New Jersey aaaaaaaaaaaand... San Francisco.

Four of my favourite foods:

Four places I would rather be right now:
hanging out with Sarah
hanging out with friends
biking? (which I should just go do...)
another continent, exploring

Four kinds of my favourite sweets:
my mom's mint brownies
Darrell Lea licorice (go get some at Cost Plus World Market)
Raspberry Torte from Cafe Latte
Chocolate Babka from Breadsmith