Sunday, September 5, 2010

A tea party!

We had a little tea party to start off the school year, my aunts came into town and we spent the day eating, talking, laughing and reminiscing.  It was a delightful day!!!
Look at that yummy spread!

All the little princesses!

The 2nd generation

Dorothy having some tea!

The infamous brownies!!!
Here is the (promised) recipe: it comes from my friend Shannon Gee

Better than BYU mint brownies!
4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, chopped (baker's chocolate)
1 cup butter
4 eggs
2 cups white sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups confectioners' sugar
6 Tbsp. butter
3 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons peppermint extract
3 drops green food coloring (I like to do both neon green and regular green combo)
6 (1 ounce) squares semi-sweet chocolate, chopped (baker's chocolate)
6 tablespoons butter

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt 4 squares of chocolate with 1 cup butter.

2.In a medium bowl, beat eggs and sugar with the melted chocolate mixture until well blended. Stir in the flour. (I find it best to not use an electric mixer, just use a wooden spoon) Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.

3.Bake for 17 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool in pan. To make the mint layer: Beat the confectioners' sugar with 6 Tbsp. of softened butter in a medium bowl. Gradually beat in milk, green food coloring and peppermint extract. Spread evenly over the brownie layer and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

4.To make the glaze: Melt 6 squares chocolate with 6 tablespoons butter over medium heat or in a microwave oven, stirring frequently until smooth. Spread over the mint layer when completely cool. Chill again to set before cutting into bars.


Tyson and Stephanie said...

How Fun! All that food and preparation looks impressive! I'll have to try the brownies sometime too. Good work!

Kathy Rose said...

That looks like so much fun! And those brownies look yum-o! I just may have to give those a try. :)

Kay Hinton said...

Thanks for posting the recipe, Tricia. Fun, fun!

Heather said...

That looks like a lot of fun...and oh my goodness, I NEED some of those brownies! They look delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

Jessica said...

Mmmmm, I need to try those brownies. What a fun tea party!