Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Irish Brownies

For Saint Patrick's Day last week, we had Irish stew and Irish soda bread.  For dessert we had Irish brownies made into cupcakes.  We have had these brownies many times in the past and I always made the mint frosting white because we don't use food coloring.  This time, we made them the prettiest shade of green.  I made the frosting like usual, flavored it with vanilla and mint extract, then added a little bit of spinach powder.  The spinach powder made it such a pretty spring-like color and we couldn't taste it at all.  Next time, I'm going to try beet powder to see if I can get a true red.  I bought the powders at a place called Mountain Rose Herbs, where my daughter gets most of her herbs for her studies.  

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