Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Use It Up #2

Another item rattling around in my pantry was an almost-used-up can of vanilla frosting, left over from David's cake baking activity several weeks ago. We can't let it go to waste, can we?

So I whipped up our family's favorite brownies, cooled them, then iced them with a paper thin layer of the frosting (Like I said, the frosting can was almost used up!). I first doctored the manufactured flavor with a dribble of mint extract, and tinted the white to a pale green. Then I poured a thin chocolate glaze over the top, chilled it, and here they are:That light colored, thin line between the brownie and the glaze is mint frosting. The glaze is made with 1/4 c margarine, melted, and 2 tablespoons cocoa powder. Stir it together and pour it over the top of the brownies, tilting to spread it out. Chill and then cut into squares.

1 comment: said...

Thanks for coming by, its nice to meet another Cinco De Mayo baby! Happy birthday to you too!