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Baileys Mint Brownie Iced Latte

This summer we've teamed up with our friends at Baileys creating exciting new drinks which you'll have no choice but to try. The Baileys Ice Cream Splat which featured at the London Coffee Festival a few months back landed in every Grind site and was a huge success. This week, we've got something even more special on the go, with Bake Off's Candice Brown, who made us a very, very special Baileys Mint Brownie Iced Latte. Oh, and if you think the name is a mouthful, just wait. Drop by any Grind before 2nd July to try one for yourself with the secret code '#dontmindifibaileys.'

What's more, we've got the recipe for you through - which includes instructions for Candice's killer Mint Chocolate Brownie, it's to die for.

Ingredients:

For the salted caramel:

120g dark brown sugar
120g unsalted butter
100ml double cream
50g dark chocolate with mint (Green and blacks)

For the Baileys Cream:

300ml double cream
75ml Baileys liquor

For the Milkshake:

1 can Baileys latte
3 big scoops vanilla ice cream- I used Mackies

For the Brownie:

250g Green and blacks dark chocolate with mint
250g soft unsalted butter
250g dark brown soft sugar
4 medium eggs
60g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
Pinch salt
60g Cacao powder- I used Lucy Bees
100g roughly Toasted chopped pecans

For the caramel pecans:

100g Toasted pecans
100g Golden caster sugar

100g finely Toasted chopped pecans
100g Dark chocolate with mint- grated 
Fresh mint

Method:

For the Carmel:

1. Place the sugar and butter in a saucepan over a low heat until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved. Turn the heat up and allow to froth and bubble. Turn off the heat and add in the chocolate- stir to melt then pour in the cream. Whisk until combined. Set aside to cool 

For the Brownie:

2. Preheat oven to 160c fan and grease and line a 25cmx25cm square baking tin
3. In a Heat proof bowl add the chocolate and place over the top of a saucepan of simmering water on a medium heat. Stir occasionally until melted then remove from the heat
4. In a large bowl on an electric mixer place the softened butter and sugar- whisk for 2 minutes until pale and whipped
5. Add in the eggs 1 at a time whilst still whisking on a high heat- make sure all is combined before adding the next egg. Whisk for another 5 minutes until the mixture is pale and fluffy- You may need to scrape the sides of the bowl down between each egg
6. Pour the melted chocolate over the whipped egg mix and fold in until combined.
7. Sieve in the flour, cacao, baking powder and salt- add the toasted pecans fold in until combined
8. Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 30-40 minutes until the top has set. Check with a skewer- although the middle will still be quite sticky as we want a gooey brownie.
9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool the slice into 3x1inch rectangles or little triangles

For the Caramel pecans:

10. Place the sugar, butter and pecans into a frying pan and over a low-medium heat allow it to heat up then melt and stirring around until all the pecans are coated and everything is a lovely golden colour- turn out on to some greaseproof paper to cool- smash up for sprinkling

For the Baileys cream:

11. Place the double cream and baileys in a large bowl and using an electric whisk whip up until Peaks form and hold their shape- transfer to a piping bag with a star nozzle

For the Milkshake:

12. Place the Baileys latte and ice cream into a blender and blitz for 15 seconds until thick and mixed

To construct:

1. Dip the rim of the glass into the salted mint caramel then into the chopped pecans so they stick- Add some of the salted mint caramel to the bottom of the glass and then drip down the inside of the glass.
2. Pour the baileys milkshake up to 3/4 full
3. Pipe on a big swirl of the baileys cream
4. Place a piece of the brownie onto the side of the cream then drizzle over more caramel
5. Sprinkle over some of the Smashed caramel pecans and grated chocolate and top with a sprig of fresh mint
6. Place a straw into the glass and serve

Taadaa! When you've made your Baileys Mint Brownie Iced Latte take a photo and tag @grind & @baileysofficial, we'd love to see.

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