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Friday, June 05, 2009

Summertime

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brownie

So it really is that time now. The blue sky and the bright sun is out. The days are getting longer and longer. And if I'm lucky, I even catch old men in their sandals with their socks on. That really must mean that summertime is here! Yay! (Although, Toronto weather has been really sucky lately and it's back to chilly Spring weather.) Anyways, I just felt that it was fitting to talk about summer because I baked brownies! I don't know if you've read my last entry on brownies, but I actually talked about the new snow of last winter. So now my brownies re-enter milk and honey with a backdrop of greenery!

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The truth is, I'm not really a brownie person at all. But my brother-in-law is. And he and my sister were coming over after their lovely honeymoon in Hawaii, so I thought I'd bake some for them. He's one of the greatest supporters of my baking talent, so I'm always so very very happy to provide sweets for him.

brownie

brownie

I found the recipe here. I've never been to this blog before, but I love it when bakers reveal their "mom's" recipe cuz it just has to be killer, doesn't it? Don't we all swear by our mom's recipes? But I think I'm a bit unlucky when it comes to brownies. This brownie was very light and moist and almost spongecake-like. My sister really liked it. But I didn't like that at all. If I'm going to have brownies, then they better be rich and dense. Chewy and chocolatey. YEAH.

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I waited till the next day to eat them, hoping it would've improved the texture and flavor a bit. But it was lacking still, in my opinion. But it's not sucha bad brownie either. If you like light fluffy ones, you'll like these babies!

brownie

Brownies


makes 20 pieces


ingredients

3/4 cups butter, melted
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt


directions

1. Preheat oven 350°F. Grease 8×8x2 pan.
2. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
3. In medium bowl, blend melted butter, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs and beat well.
4. Gradually add dry mixture to egg mixture. Beat until well blended.
5. Pour chocolate mixture. Place in oven for 35-40 minutes.



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brownie
We have a little farm in the backyard that my grandma tends to. Meet our homegrown chives in the backyard. Mmm I love fresh chives...

15 comments:

  1. The brownies look amazing. I love that they're on newsprint. Like another favourite of mine..fish 'n' chips.

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  2. I think you forgot to put how much cocoa in the recipe!

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  3. oh! thanks for letting me know!
    i think i put the wrong recipe up there. :P

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  4. I like super rich brownies too, no fluffy brownies here!

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  5. Even if these aren't to your liking, they still look great! Coconut and chocolate = yum. Pretty summertime photos too!

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  6. Ok, brownies and I go way back. I mean, WAYYY BACK. We must've been together in the womb because I can't imagine my life without them. That being said, I've had my fair share of crappy brownies. I prefer mine rich, thick with a cracking crust and extra gooey insides. So here is the recipe that I am living for: http://slowlikehoney.net/2009/02/11/love/

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  7. oh ho ho ho thanks amanda!
    guess what i have in my pantry. 70% bittersweet scharffen berger chocolate. mmmmmm. i should try it out!!

    is it chewy is it chewy? i love chewy....

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  8. MMMMM...your brownies look so lovely & delicious! mmmmm...

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  9. hey sarah! awesome blog.. and great photography skills too. :) I just baked the cookies recipe you recommended a few posts back, and it was delicious! keep up the good work.

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  10. sarah - good to see you back!! love your blog and have tried plenty of your yummy recipes. i am about to open a cupcake/café/art boutique with my sisters - very exciting. i think you'd love it. keep up the good work!!

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  11. You can never go wrong with brownies...yum!

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  12. Just found your blog. It's beautiful. I usually add 1 tsp of instant coffee to brownies to give it a kick.

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  13. I'm not a brownie person either ....but those look divine.
    Your blog is so fresh...love it!
    Char.

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  14. i really like your blog. the brownies look delicious!

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  15. You should try the king arthur flour chewy brownie recipe: http://nightkitchener.blogspot.com/2007/11/recipe-brownies.html

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