Who knew she could do brownies, too? I would think those cheekbones and academy award winning acting skills would be enough advantages for one lifetime. But, as a wise woman once told me, the sooner you realize that life isn’t fair, the better off you will be.
Back to the brownies..
- Fudgy? Check
- Chocolatey? Check
- Cinnamony? Check
- Coffeeish? Check
I saw on the P&Q that some people thought the additional flavors were a little overpowering. I could taste them but I liked it. Mine, however, couldn’t have been too cinnamony/coffeeish because Colin ate one. And we all know how he feels about “foreign” tastes. He did ask me right before it went into his mouth whether it was a “regular” brownie. I guess he has learned to fear the unexpected raisin, etc.
Despite their star shape we had these on the 5th. We had a house full of overnight guests all weekend. We really enjoyed seeing our family and the kids most enjoyed the extended sleepover with their cousins. Our 9 yr old nephew has informed us he will be back every 4th. Apparently, the enforcement of fireworks ordinances varies widely between KC and suburban Dallas. What is it with boys and explosives?
The brownie is in there, I promise…
Unfortunately, our house isn’t well-suited for overnight guests. If you picture adults on an air mattress on the living room floor, (smack dab next to their dog’s crate) you are headed in the right direction. Is there a better (family friendly!) way to unwind after a long weekend than a sundae bar? I didn’t think so. Besides, a flat brownie like these practically screams for a little ice cream…and chocolate sauce…maybe some caramel too…don’t forget the whipped cream…those patriotic sprinkles came in handy…and a cherry on top!
Liz at Surviving Oz chose the recipe this week. She designed our new logo. If I had the time and patience to figure out this avatar thing, you could see it on my blog. Tomorrow is another day….