November 11, 2008

Mint Sails

Katie Lynch's mom


1 C butter
12 T Hershey's baking cocoa
4 eggs
2 C sugar
1 1/2 C flour
1 t baking powder
1 t salt
2 t vanilla

Melt butter. Stir in cocoa and remove from heat. Beat eggs till light, then add sugar. Blend in chocolate mixture. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt. Add vanilla. Pour into greased 9 x 13" pan and bake at 350 about 30 minutes or until toothpick in center comes out clean. Cool.

Frosting (I do the amounts in parentheses for this and the Glaze below because otherwise I find I have to try to stretch it.)

2 (3) C confectioner's sugar
4 (6) T butter
2 (3) T milk
1 t peppermint extract
green food coloring

Combine all and beat well. Add a few drops of food coloring. Spread over cooled brownies, and let set in the fridge.


2 (3) 1-oz. squares unsweetened chocolate
2 (3) T butter

Melt together. Pour over mint frosting and spread gently. Chill. When firm, cut into bars.


  1. mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.... mint sails....


    So, should I make your pie, Amanda, or Sarah Sliva's?

  2. Wait! yours doesn't include the recipe!? Is it a family secret?

  3. Hey Tom! Well I've never had Sarah's, so I can't say for sure, but mine is pretty darn good. :) The crust recipe is under pies, called Pie Pastry. For the insides, I just do as many sliced apples as will fit, tossed with 1 C sugar, about 1/4 C flour, and a good dose of cinnamon till it's all nicely coated. Really simple. And I can't remember if I say in the crust recipe, but I brush the crust all over with an egg white wash and then sprinkle it will coarse sugar and bake at 350 about 1 hour. Happy Thanksgiving!