Dispensing Happiness

A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.-Elsa Schiapirelli

That's me, the magical good cook.

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Saturday, January 13, 2007

Tasty "Oops"!


It seems everyone knew what to get me for Christmas; I think I got seven or eight cookbooks this time!

Matt showered me with a series of Williams-Sonoma books, which made me very happy.

I've been hitting their Baking book pretty hard so far, and because a friend was coming over one Friday night, decided to give the Mint Brownies a go.

A really wonderful brownie recipe, the kind Matt likes. Both the brownie and the frosting call for a mint extract.

I'd bought a small bottle just before the holidays, and ended up not using it.

So, I added the flavoring to the batter, and almost coughed at the intensity of the mint coming from the pot.

I took a minute, which was followed by a 'Gack!'; the flavoring I was using? Concentrated.

I added something like three times the flavor of a regular extract...

Well, there was nothing I could do about it at that point, and Matt does love mint!

I used what was left in the bottle for the frosting; no point keeping just a few drops around.

Matt loved them. In fact, he loved them so much, I almost didn't get a photo before he polished them off. This is me, holding the plate in one hand and taking a picture with the other while watching Alias in the living room. Light sucks in there.

I took a small bite, because I was curious about the mint-i-ness: they taste like a peppermint patty. Minty, indeed.

This month, we're keeping things Black & White.

Our canapes, our drinks; everything in Black & White.

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4 Thoughts for food:

At 7:49 PM, Blogger Kevin said...

Mint brownies are a favorite of mine. But I've never managed to get the balance right. Maybe that's cuz I only make them every three or four years.

At 11:10 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

This was a pretty good recipe, although I'm not sure how they taste if you use the proper amount of mint!

At 1:02 PM, Blogger barbie2be said...

mmmmm, yummy! i was just at W-S on friday. i wanted those cute little heart shaped pink and white marshmallows they sell for valentines day but they were $12.95! i ended up popping into harry and david and bought their little pink heart marshmallows for only $4.95. :)

At 3:11 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Williams-Sonoma is an amazing store...but yeah, they're more than a little pricey. I know we have one in town, but there's no way I'm going...too dangerous!


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