baking creamer

the other night diana and i were cleaning up the kitchen and we came across her mom's coffee creamer.  it was mint chocolate flavored.  i hadn't ever seen that before, so i popped open the container and took a whiff of it- it smelled really yummy!  as diana and i were talking is said 'you know, this would be really great for baking something, just use this instead of milk!'  diana thought about it for a minute and said, 'your right, lets do it!'  so we pulled out a brownie mix we had in the cupboard and had an impromptu baking session!  we gave the creamer a try, replacing it with the milk in the recipe, and put everything together, popped it in the oven, and waited.  when it was done we pulled it out, let it cool, and then gave it a try.  would the minty part be lost in the ingredients or would it shine through?  turns out, the mint was strong enough to be noticeable!  it wasn't very strong, just a hint- which made the brownies all the more delicious!  especially at 11:00 at night!  so, here's a little word of advice next time you bake: replace the milk with a flavored coffee creamer- its amazing!

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