These rich, deep dish brownies are scented with the marvelous aroma and flavor of fresh mint.
1 1/2cupsunsalted butter(3 sticks)
1ozfresh mintstems & leaves included
3 1/2cupsgranulated sugar
1 1/2tspvanilla extract
2cupsunsweetened cocoa(Dutch processed will work just as well)
2/3cupall purpose flour
Wash the fresh mint and pat dry with paper towels. In a small pot, melt the butter over low to medium heat. Do not let it bubble.
Place the mint into the melted butter. Remove the pot from the heat. Using a potato masher or the back of a fork or spoon, crush the mint in the pot to release the mint flavor. Continue crushing until the mint has turned a uniform dark green and is very limp. Cover the pot and let sit for about 20 minutes.
While you are waiting for the mint to infuse the butter, prepare a 9 by 13 inch pan by lining it with parchment paper or foil, then preheat the oven to 350 F.
After 20 minutes have elapsed, pour the butter through a strainer and into a large bowl. It should be slightly green in color. Discard any large pieces of mint that fall into the bowl. (It is OK to leave small specks of mint in the bowl.)
Add the sugar, salt, and vanilla to the butter, then whisk until uniform. Add the eggs one at a time and whisk thoroughly.
Remove the whisk, add the cocoa and flour, then use a large spoon to stir until mixture is uniform. (The batter will be very thick.) Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth out evenly.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with moist crumbs but no wet batter. Let cool on a rack for 15 minutes, then use the foil or parchment liner to lift out the brownies and let them finish cooling on the rack.
Mint Infused Deep Dish Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 391Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Vitamin A 695IU14%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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