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Cake4Kids held a Yard Sale / Bake sale yesterday to raise funds to officially file for non profit status and it was a great success! We exceeded our goals for the day! I used the opportunity to make the caramel filled brownies I saw on Buns In My Oven , which was Brady's Baking guest post, for the event. I figured the bars would be perfect being easy to individually package for selling. I followed the recipe exactly with the exception of not adding the nuts as I didn't want to leave people with nut allgeries feeling left out of enjoying such goodness. If I was making this for myself, I'd add the nuts; hence the recipe is posted with nuts.
The famed Baked brownie. Oprah says it’s one of her favorite things. America’s Test Kitchens says its their favorite brownie.
For the Salted Caramel Filling : 1 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons light corn syrup ½ cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon fleur de sel ¼ cup sour cream For the Brownie Batter : 1¼ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon table salt 2 tablespoons dark unsweetened cocoa powder 11 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped 1 cup unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch cubes 1½ cups granulated sugar ½ cup light brown sugar 5 eggs, at room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla extract For the Topping : 1½ teaspoons fleur de sel 1 teaspoon coarse sugar
La Receta de la Felicidad, a Spanish-language site, has Sandeea Cocina's great little HOWTO for baking brownies inside blown eggshells. You make a hole in the shell with a corkscrew, stand the shell up in a muffin tin with tin-foil supports, and fill the egg with brownie batter using a piping bag and bake (make sure to leave room in the egg to allow for cakeular expansion!). My mom used to make me Jello-filled hollow eggs, but this is a whole 'nother level of egg-hacking.
Goodness. You have to try these. Here’s how it shakes out. Several weeks ago, I was gifted with a tin of brownies. To be specific: Killer Brownies from Dorothy Lane Market in Dayton, Ohio.
Preparation Pre-heat the oven to 350°F and grease a 8-inch x 8-inch or 9-inch x 9-inch square pan. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cocoa, sugars, salt, flour and chocolate chips. Add the eggs, oil and coffee, mixing just until smooth.
I went out in the heat first thing this morning to meet my friend Nora for breakfast, and was delighted to see all the signs that summer has (temporarily) arrived in the East Village. Steam was rising from freshly-hosed pavement and the bodegas were already putting down the shades over their flower selections to protect the delicate petals from burning up in the sun. I happily flipped and flopped in a sundress all the way to Veselka. With temperatures this high, I know I run the risk of not doing these brownies justice, which would be a tragedy.
I don't know about you, but I didn't accomplish much today. I slept in, halfheartedly ran a few errands, accumulated flowers wherever I went, and spent a good amount of time arranging poppies & peonies into a hodgepodge of mason jars and vases. Flowers aside, I dedicated ten minutes making this chocolate cake. It's the ultimate lazy chocolate dessert. And while I think of it as a no bake chocolate cake, you wouldn't be far off if you called it a slice-able truffle.
Recipe For Chocolate Raspberry Cake I’m looking for a recipe for Chocolate Pate? Almost like a flourless Chocolate Cake but not as sweet and a bit creamier. Served with a raspberry coulis and whipped cream. Oh my this sounds to die for:
I’ve been having my own little festival of citrus around here, especially because I’ve become addicted to the produce aisle at my local natural food store. They always have an intriguing collection of citrus fruits, many of which just aren’t available anywhere else. I went in to buy bergamots (above, left) and ending up finding not one, but four knobbly citrons . I was poking through the boxes and I almost had a crise cardiaque when I saw four enormous, lonely citrons lolling around all by themselves, being ignored, in a big wooden crate. They were only €5 per kilo so I bought two, and left the other two for some other lucky American baker living in Paris looking to candy citron.
My parents grew up in a third world country and moved here with little money to spare. So it is no wonder that they have a thriftiness that sometimes borders on obsession, especially when it comes to food. Wasting food is probably one of the worst things that one can do in their eyes, and when they left Hawaii, they handed me a number of items, including a papaya that they had not had a chance to eat.