Mint Chocolate Brownies

Mint Chocolate Brownies

Makes 18

Ingredients

Brownies

  • 60g butter
  • 60g oil
  • 120g granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 1tsp mint extract
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 120 plain gluten free flour
  • 1/4tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/4tsp salt
  • 1/4tsp baking powder

Mint Buttercream

  • 60g butter softened
  • 180g icing sugar
  • 1tbsp double cream or milk
  • ¼tsp mint extract
  • a few drops green food colouring

Chocolate Ganache

  • 250ml double cream
  • 8oz dark chocolate

Method

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. 
  • Grease a medium baking tin. 
  • Melt the butter in a large microwaveable bowl. Using a whisk, mix in the oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla and mint extract. Beat in the cocoa, flour, salt and baking powder. Pour mixture into the prepared baking tin and bake for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted metal skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool completely.
  • To make the mint buttercream, using an electric mixer, mix for 1-2 minutes, beat in the powdered sugar. Pour in the cream/milk until the mixture becomes spreadable and then add the mint extract to your tastes. Spread on top of cooled brownies and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • For the chocolate ganache,  pour the cream into a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Do not let it boil. Add in the chocolate, chopped and whisk until smooth. 
  • Pour the ganache over the mint layer and refrigerate until set.
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