Cocoa Brownies. For real.

Let me start by saying that I’m sorry about the homemade cinnamon rolls. My boyfriend decided that he’d rather take a load off at the donut shop and quite frankly, I was happy to oblige. Needed a break. TODAY, though, there are cocoa brownies baking in the oven. And as I write this post, I am licking the remaining batter from the bowl. So good.

As a food blog recipe peruser, I rely heavily on pictures and reviews of recipes before baking. This recipe out of MANY that I considered jumped out at me. These looked like FUDGE. Dark. Chocolate. Fudge. AND the recipe was simple, used just butter for fat and just cocoa (a LOT) for a dark chocolate taste.

I followed this recipe to a T and everything was perfect. I wouldn’t say that these are everyday brownies, though. They have an extreme chocolate taste. They’re wonderful for those..monthly..cravings and the occasional ultra luxurious dessert.

I was a bit worried that the whole homemade double boiler thing for the cocoa, butter, and sugar might not work out, but it was perfect!

Ingredients coming together slowly..

Ingredients coming together slowly..

Everything continued to progress very smoothly..pun intended. 🙂

Ingredients fully incorporated! Yay homemade double boiler (with a heat resistant glass bowl, of course)!!

Ingredients fully incorporated! Yay homemade double boiler (with a heat resistant glass bowl, of course)!

This was after adding vanilla and egg to the cocoa mixture.

This was after adding vanilla and egg to the cocoa mixture.

 

 

And THIS is the loverly finished batter!

And THIS is the loverly finished batter!

 

Everything about this recipe was simple AND it didn’t destroy my kitchen. Clean up was super easy. That always gets brownie points in my house (again..pun intended).

THE BEAUTIFUL FINISHED PRODUCT:

Precut.

Precut.

The parchment paper lining made everything a snap to clean up. No messy brownie pan with stubborn brownie residue.

Plated!

Plated!

Again, I warn you that these are very chocolatey and rich. I cut these small- about 2″x2″. Because that’ll truly be all you need…along with milk, of course.

Happy Baking

-Tex

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Sweet Weekend Plans

I have spent the past two days drinking prosecco and reading Eat, Pray, Love. As a bartender, my weekdays normally consist of about half an hour of work opening the bar in the morning and for the rest of the day, I’m free. 

The last few days have been slow and comfortable but TODAY IS FRIDAY. And I work a double. I won’t be baking today, but I can tell you that on Sunday morning (my first day off of next week’s cycle and my mail man boyfriend’s ONLY day off), I will be making HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS!!

Oh yes. I will be. 

So this is the “just you wait” post in which I didn’t actually make anything, but told you that I was gonna…

See you soon

-Tex