Chocolate Mint Brownie

Ingredients

  • 125g butter
  • 100g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint essence
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon peppermint essence
  • 50g dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 C and line a 28 x 18cm slice pan with baking paper.
  2. Gently melt the butter and chocolate together.
  3. In a mixing bowl beat the eggs and sugar together until pale and creamy.
  4. Mix the chocolate mixture into the eggs along with the flour, cocoa and peppermint essence.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake for 25 minutes until the brownie feels firm.
  6. Allow the brownie to cool for 30 minutes or so.
  7. Combine the icing sugar, melted butter, milk and peppermint essence together in a small bowl and mix well. The mixture should be soft but not runny, add extra icing sugar if you need to.
  8. Spread the icing over the brownie and allow to set.
  9. Gently melt the 50g dark chocolate with the 1 tablespoon of butter and drizzle over the icing.
  10. Once the chocolate has set, cut into pieces and store in an airtight container.