If you occasionally enjoy an After eight chocolates you will know that they are pretty addictive…As said before I do not really eat chocolate but my better half does, so we have rarely some After eights lying around the house.
I can remember pretty good when I ate them for the first time, it was at a friend`s house I was ten, they had some brought back from England.It made such an impression in me, something completely new, at the time our country was in a bad shape such `exclusive treats` were out of the question.
So from that day on every time I eat After eight I remember the first one I ever tasted.
Enough of the sentimental stuff.I tried to make ones a chocolate tart with peppermint fondant layer and it did not function very well, let us just say fondant is not my strong suit.
And I made After eight brownies, this is a thing of mine, brownies.
If you want to give it a try you will need
3 large eggs
150 gr. butter
150 gr. really dark chocolate like 70 or 80 % cocoa
150 gr. sugar
150 gr. flour
7 gr. or half a pack baking powder
1 pack After eight mints to 300 gr.
Preheat oven on 160 C.
Basically we are going to do as we usually do.
Melt the butter and chocolate together over a water bad.In a bowl beat the chocolate mix with the sugar, vanilla, flour, baking powder.Add the eggs one by one and whisk until silky.
Line a tray with baking paper and pour the batter in, spread in the tray.
Toss in the oven for 20 minutes, do not over cook the brownie, we like it chewy.
After the 20 minutes are over check the brownie with a toothpick, if you think it is still raw bake for another 5 minutes if not, turn the oven down, take the tray out and lay the mints on top of the brownie.
Put the tray in the oven for 5 minutes until the mints are melting.Take out and spread a little with a knife.
After the brownie completely cools down, refrigerate for another hour.
And that`s it.
After chilling cut the brownie in very small squares, it is very powerful.
After eight brings me some sweet memories and I could not resist not sharing, easy as a blink, though some squared joy.
Enjoy and Cheers.