For family birthdays this month I decided change-up the usual chocolate cupcakes and bake some brownie cupcakes. Best decision ever!
I took my favorite one bowl brownie recipe and added an additional egg, 1/4 cup flour, and baking powder. The result was dense, moist, and fine-grained brownie, perfect!
These brownies can be left plain or frosted with your favorite frosting. I chose a vanilla butter cream but mocha or cream cheese would also pair nicely. The brownie batter can also be baked in a 13 x 9 pan or 2 8- inch cake pans.
Maybe next time I will add some green food coloring to make it even more festive?!?!
Recipe adapted http://iamafoodblog.com/snickerdoodle-lucky-charms-cookies/
Just loving the chocolate mint combination right now and these cookies hit the spot.
The cookies are a rich chewy chocolate cookie with creamy mint and chocolate chips. This is the time to use good quality cocoa. It will make a significant difference in the final taste of the cookie.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Sometimes, two flavors just click. Take creamy mint ice cream, and add chocolatey chunks of brownies. It’s love at first bite! It’s got everything you could want in a frozen treat: sweet, chocolatey indulgence balanced by the bright flavor of mint. Dig in!
Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent starts on Ash Wednesday. The name Shrove comes from the old middle English word ‘Shriven’ meaning to go to confession to say sorry for the wrong things you’ve done. Lent always starts on a Wednesday, so people went to confessions on the day before. This became known as Shriven Tuesday and then Shrove Tuesday.
The other name for this day, Pancake Day, comes from the old English custom of using up all the fattening ingredients in the house before Lent, so that people were ready to fast during Lent. The fattening ingredients that most people had in their houses in those days were eggs and milk. A very simple recipe to use up these ingredients was to combine them with some flour and make pancakes!
Tips for super fluffy pancakes:
Notes: If you don’t feel like making pancakes from scratch here a few ideas.
1. Go out to eat
*Original Pancake house.
2. Use a mix.
Whole foods and Trader Joe’s sell mixes with ingredients you can pronounce and produce very fluffy almost home-made tasting pancakes.
https://www.richardwalkers.com, their apple pancake looks and sounds AMAZING!***
Luckily, to make things easier, McDonald’s has added a Shamrock Shake tracker function to its app, which you can download here. If the shake isn’t being offered at a location near you, it time to take matters into your own hands and make your own.
Minty and creamy
To create a little healthier version of this recipe
If a shake isn’t your thing, these look super yummy!
Green-tinted vanilla-mint cupcakes with whipped cream frosting, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.
The sign of a good brownie is when they are baked in the morning and by evening all the brownies are eaten. (Note to self, ALWAYS double a recipe to make a big 13 x 9 pan.) This decadent recipe is not difficult and the short ingredient list produces a super soft fudge- like brownie.
Recipe base off of Cookies and Cups cookbook.