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Brownies, as they should be

Brownies, as they should be

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Crème de Menthe Brownies I have been thinking about these brownies for ten years. Ten. That's since high school. I mean, I realize my dad teases me by saying that I've never forgotten a meal (which is true) but ten years is a long time to pine after brownies. My I-thought-I-had-an-original-idea ice cream cone cupcake pan Don’t you hate it when you get all your ice cream cones filled with batter only to have them tip over and spill in the pan when you try to put them in the oven? I decided to make a pan prototype to bake my cones in to stop the spills and mess! Yup, I made a prototype. And I was going to mass-produce it and sell it on HSN and become a billionaire, er, or at least a thousand-aire. But my dreams were crushed when I realized someone else already designed one.

The Best Fudge Brownies Ever The folks at King Arthur Flour call these their “Best Fudge Brownies Ever”. Pretty big talk, don’t you think? As one who enjoys a good brownie I was definitely game to bake up a batch and see for myself. Did they live up to all the hype? Brickle A few weeks ago, I went to a barbeque. On the table there was plate of what looked to be a chocolate type dish that was crumbled up. I grabbed a piece, ate it, had eight more pieces, and then went on a mad hunt throughout the barbeque to see who brought the stuff and how much I would have to pay them for the recipe. After not too much work I tracked it down, and trust me.

Chocolate Toffee Bars Chocolate Toffee Bars KILLER. That’s the best description for this rich, decadent dessert. If you are looking for something impressive to add to your holiday menu or to take to a party, this is the dessert. I adapted this from one of my Southern Living books. I don’t think I’ve ever made a Southern Living recipe that I didn’t love; the magazine and cookbooks have been inspiration for many of my recipes. A Tasty Recipe: That’s the Best Frosting I’ve Ever Had – Tasty Kitchen Blog I’ve been intrigued with this frosting recipe for months, not just because of its alluring title, but also because if its ingredients. Five tablespoons of flour? In frosting? Let’s just say my interest was piqued. I finally got around to making it yesterday evening; Marlboro Man’s grandmother has some old friends staying at The Lodge and I wanted to take them a treat. So I whipped up this frosting, slapped it on some chocolate cupcakes…and wound up considering not sharing them with the guests because it was so delicious.

Recipe: Gooey Chocolate Brownie & Strawberry Sandwich cake Inspired by the moistness of the Middle Eastern Blood Orange cake that eschewed flour in favour of almond meal, I combined a recipe of Nigella's for Flourless Chocolate Brownies and an idea from Tessa Kiros's Apples from Jam. With strawberries being plentiful now, I had two punnets of gorgeously huge and sweet berries. I love strawberries and whipped cream, in fact it's my favourite way of eating them, but this can really only be improved with the addition of chocolate in its gooeyest form. Brownies are never going to qualify as a health food, the number of eggs and weight of sugar and butter would effectively muzzle any such claims but there is nothing quite like that gorgeous moistness and quivering inner. And this brownie recipe is the Queen of Quiver. That is to mean that it is also a little more delicate than a sturdier less quiver-prone brownie but the reward is in the texture.

Vietnamese Coffee Jello I know half of you, dear readers, are thinking "Ewww!" And the other half are intrigued... I was intrigued when I read this recipe at The Food Librarian yesterday.

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