Sunday, August 14, 2011
Baked Sunday Mornings: Grasshopper Bars
Just noticed something...this is our 200th post! Wow. Now, back to regularly scheduled programming.
Another Sunday, another Baked recipe that uses every bowl and utensil in the kitchen. These were among the recipes that I was most excited to make because I love the combination of chocolate and mint. However, I had a couple of significant issues with this recipe. First, Kosher Creme de Menthe does not seem to exist. Anyone out there know anything about that. I figured I would just leave it out. The filling tasted fine, but it did not whip up light and fluffy (as you can see in the pictures). I don't know if the flour/sugar mixture was too hot when I added the butter, although it felt cool to the touch or what, but no matter how long I whipped it, it would not whip up and I didn't have the patience to try again this morning. Then, when I put the glaze on, it seemed to melt the mint filling, so it got swirled into some of the glaze instead of creating a nice shiny top.
Despite all that, I really enjoyed the flavor of these. I hope to try them again and try to get the mint filling right because I think it would have provided a nice balance of texture. As they were, I thought they were a bit to heavy and fudgey, but overall yummy.
You can find the recipe and what other people baked at Baked Sunday Mornings.