Brrr-ownies - Tuesdays with Dorie

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Brrr-ownies - Tuesdays with Dorie
Brrr-ownies with York Peppermint Patty Pieces

For this week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection, Karen of Welcome to our Crazy Blessed Life selected Brrr-ownies of Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours.

Brrr-ownies - Tuesdays with Dorie
I misread the instructions and picked up Peppermint Pattie Pieces instead of bites or the full-size patties. How did the Peppermint Patty grow into such an empire of products? Anyway, the pieces are like little M&Ms and are blue and white (or, in my World Cup speak, Argentina...Yes, I'm suffering from withdrawals from the Cup).

Brrr-ownies - Tuesdays with Dorie
Chopping these suckers up can only be described as "Shooting candies all over the kitchen." People, they move, they move on their own. Eventually, I had to grab them individually and chop them, then threw them into the batter.

Brrr-ownies - Tuesdays with Dorie
The verdict? I really wish I had the bites because that would have much more minty flavor. I love mint and the pieces don't have much. I mean, the insides aren't even "mint" color - it is brown and chocolately. As if.

So, I'll try these again with the proper ingredients.

Brrr-ownies - Tuesdays with Dorie
Thanks for picking this one Karen! Be sure to check out the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers!

P.S. Don't forget to enter my Amazon gift card I head to my 40th birthday. Tuesday, July 13th is the last day to enter!

Find it on Karen's blog
or page 103 of
Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours.
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Sara said... [Reply to comment]

So cute! Love the look of these. :) Yum!

Amanda said... [Reply to comment]

They look great! Never heard of the bites!

Rona Y said... [Reply to comment]

I made the Brrr-ownies once and my co-workers and I all agreed--they tasted like toothpaste! I actually like mint-flavoured toothpaste (I used to eat it out of the tube as a kid), but it was a bit much, even for me.

It's the only Dorie Greenspan recipe I've tried that wasn't a resounding success.

CaSaundraLeigh said... [Reply to comment]

Love the addition to these brownies--sounds great!

TeaLady said... [Reply to comment]

I almost bought these, but then picked up the wrong bag and bought the big ones instead. Too bad they don't have red in there too - 'cool' patriotic brrrrrrrrrrownies.

Mine didn't photograph nearly as well as yours.

Mary Ann said... [Reply to comment]

I have seen those pieces in the store, but never tried them because what I like about Peppermint Patties is the actual minty filling. I bet chopping them was really fun.
They look festive- too bad they weren't your favorite!

Judy said... [Reply to comment]

I 'misread' the recipe as well, using the bites. Only I didn't chop them up; just through them in whole. They actually turned out fine.

Beryl said... [Reply to comment]

They do look beautifully fudgy though!

Sugar Swings said... [Reply to comment]

they look yum. My 5 y/o loves loves mint so may need to try these. Love the blue/white in them too!

Welcome to our crazy blessed life said... [Reply to comment]

I can just picture you shooting these all over the kitchen. :) They look quite festive. Thanks for baking with me this week!

Tia said... [Reply to comment]

wow awesome idea and presentation! I love the blue - had to do a double take... "is that BLue i see" lol

steph- whisk/spoon said... [Reply to comment]

i have never noticed york pieces before. the blue and white speckled look is pretty cool though!

Kimberly Johnson said... [Reply to comment]

The brownies look great!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

hahaha!!! I laughed so hard when I visualized you trying to chop those candies and them shooting all over the kitchen. I love the colors in these but I'm sorry they weren't as minty as you wanted.

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

The blue and white pieces are so fun looking! Though I can imagine chopping them up individually must have been a bit of an aggravating experience.

Jules Someone said... [Reply to comment]

I will say that the blue does look a bit odd. Still, as long as they taste good!

Jacque said... [Reply to comment]

oooh, sorry they weren't minty enough. They look very Jackson Pollock :) cool!

Rachel said... [Reply to comment]

Waaaaat? I used the York pieces too and I had no idea this wasn't what I was supposed to buy until I read your post! I did think it was a little odd that they were blue... Oh jeez I need to start reading the recipes more carefully! I still thought they were delicious though. And I thought the pieces were addicting on their own! Glad I didn't try to chop them up!

Natalie said... [Reply to comment]

I used the little pieces, too, but I wouldn't have dreamed of chopping them up. They were so slippery! You should get a medal for that TWD effort, girl!

Di said... [Reply to comment]

Those look really cool! I'm pretty amazed that you chopped the pieces, sounds like you had fun. =) I had a helper to cut up my peppermint patties, which was nice.

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

They may not have been as minty as you wnated them but they sure do look pretty with all those blue flecks.

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

I love that you did those with the day glo pieces. Brightens them up a bit ;)

mike said... [Reply to comment]

Had NO idea there were Peppermint Pieces? How convenient - no chopping! Love the looks of these - so colorful and festive! I used Camp Fire Mints (hopefully someone's enjoying Camp).

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

I used Junior Mints. The tops of your brownies look perfect!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Love the image of you shooting candies all over the kitchen while trying to chop them up. Sounds just like something I would do. Love the blue and white though - They look great!

Nickki said... [Reply to comment]

WOW! I've never seen peppermint pieces before! I love the way they colour your brownies blue - they look so good!

Bella Baker said... [Reply to comment]

Those are SO COOL!! Love the blue and white! Too bad they were lacking in mint for you. I happened to love theser brownies much more than i expected!

Liz said... [Reply to comment]

I debated between the pieces and the patties! Guess you'll have to make them again to try out the other variation. :)

Lisa Rickey said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my goodness, my husband would think he'd died and gone to heaven - brownies and York patties are two of his favorite things!

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