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December 8 was National Brownie Day. In celebration the folks at Greyston Bakery offered this recipe to me to share.
Greyston Bakery Merry Minty Brownies
- 8 oz. Good-quality chocolate (we use Belgian for Do-Goodies, but Ghirardelli or Scharfenberger will do)
- 1 cup Butter
- 5 Eggs
- 3 cups Sugar
- 1 tbs. Vanilla
- 1 tsp. Peppermint extract
- 1-1/2 cups Flour
- 1 tsp Salt
- 2-1/2 cups Walnuts, toasted (optional)
- 1 Paper Doily
- Confectioners Sugar for dusting
• Preheat oven to 375 degrees
• Grease a 9 x 13 pan
• Melt chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat
• Set aside
• In a mixer, beat eggs, sugar, vanilla and peppermint at high speed for 10 minutes
• Blend flour and salt into chocolate until mixed
• Stir in the nuts, if using
• Pour into prepared pan.
• Bake for 35-40 minutes
• Place doily over each cut brownie and sift confectioners sugar to create ‘snowflake’ pattern
About Greyston Bakery
Founded in 1982 in Yonkers, Greyston Bakery produces quality baked goods and desserts. They are the exclusive producer of brownie mix-ins for Ben and Jerry’s brand ice cream as well as many others. The Bakery continues to be a force of self-transformation and community renewal by offering on-site training; fair wages and benefits to more than 50 local residents, regardless of their work history. The Bakery and all Do-Goodie profits support the Foundation’s community development initiatives, including low-income housing, childcare, health services and technology education.