Monday, December 8, 2008
Happy National Brownie Day! Dontcha just love brownies? They're like the middle ground between cake and cookies. Over the weekend i made 6 batches of brownie in celebration. I don't bake from scratch cause if you screw up the chemistry the recipes fail miserably and i just can't be bothered to measure and sift and measure again. Really, people? I love brownie mix - all of the work is done for you, so you can concentrate on fun inclusions. This year i made : - triple chocolate (syrup in the batter, chips in the batter and fudge drizzled over) - hazelnut (so much more festive and yummy than walnuts - yuck) - coconut (shred in the batter and then toasted on the top) - peanut butter chip (it was the house favorite last year so i made 2 batches this year) and - white chocolate holiday swirl (cool red and green white chocolate chips). Some of my past brownie exploits include: - holiday mint (substitute peppermint schnapps for the water and crushed candy cane pieces) - pecan (fresh from the south - yum) - chocolate chip (self-explanatory, non?) - M & Ms (i like them on the top instead of inside) - Black Forest (cherry pie filling juice for the water, cherries on the top and bittersweet fudge drizzled over) - frosted (i had both vanilla and chocolate so people could choose) - butterscotch chip (i normally throw in some chocolate chips whenever i put in a flavor chip) and - Rocky Road (mini marshmallows, chopped nuts and chocolate chips). What are your favorite kind of brownies? Whether you make 'em or buy 'em, enjoy some brownies today!