Rewind: Creme de Menthe Brownies

creme de mentheEvery December my family hosts a Yankee Swap / Pot Luck Dinner. creme de menth brownies I made Creme de Menthe brownies this year. And yes, I am not ashamed to say I did “box” the brownies, but there’s more to these than that!

You have to make the frosting (which is your standard milk, confectionary sugar and creme de Menthe mixture) – and then melt chocolate with butter and pour it overtop and let harden. As you can see I didn’t exactly accomplish an even layer of either, but remember this is a beginner’s blog!

creme de menthe brownies finalFrom what I can see half of baking is about having the right ‘feel’ for things, whether it be pouring an equal amount of batter into two cake pans, or pouring even layers… only in time will these things come naturally and look perfect. ‘As long as they taste good’ is my motto πŸ™‚

I just thought I’d share some of my earlier creations, if only to use it as a contrast to what I plan on being able to do over the next few months/years to come!

Oh and for the record- I’m sure there are those in the Baking community that would completely frown upon me for using boxed brownie mix- but I will say- I’ve had SO MANY BROWNIES from other people thatΒ were also boxed that were TERRIBLE! So, as much of a hack as it is, there’s still a way to be bad at it… and I can say for sure that I can at least pull off the easy stuff πŸ˜‰

2 thoughts on “Rewind: Creme de Menthe Brownies

  1. Yum! I was taught to bake by my mum when I was super little and have been doing it all my life, so a lot of things are just second nature to me. I can’t imagine how hard it would be learning everything right from the beginning. So I really admire the effort you’re making! It’s really inspirational. It’s why I enjoy reading your blog so much. Looking forward to seeing you get better and better (which you will!)

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    1. Aw wow! How lucky you are to have had such life long exposure to these things πŸ™‚ My mom was always bad at making breads etc. so she’s hoping I’ll figure it out so I can teach her! Funny how that can work out sometimes haha.
      Glad you’re enjoying the blog, I’m sure I’ll be able to keep it interesting with all the challenges I anticipate πŸ™‚
      I am signing up for a cake decorating class in a few weeks so that will certainly give me content to post!
      Thanks πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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