I have a fixation with brownies. I love them, I crave them, I can eat half a batch of batter in one sitting. Oh how I love the batter! I made a batch a couple of days ago just for the batter. But in order to keep me from gaining 5 pounds in ten minutes I have a rule: I only eat the batter that’s left in the pot after I pour it into the dish…plus I can dip my finger in one time, but that’s IT! If you read my post, “I am a nice Mommy.” you know that the day after baking those brownies I fed them to my children for breakfast and then ate the remainder myself.
Yup. I love brownies, but not just any brownies, gooey fudgy brownies. Cake brownies are just cake without frosting, and the only redeemable part of cake IS the frosting. Brownie making is a delicate process. You can’t cook the brownies all the way or they will cease to be gooey and will then taste like cake. I like the Ghiradelli brownie mix with the chocolate chips in them, but I usually make them from scratch because I can’t justify taking money from my budget to purchase brownie mix. I can, however, justify buying baking cocoa because you can always use baking cocoa, right? Right… in brownies.
I also made brownies today instead of a cake for J-Dog’s Birthday party. I swear to you that’s what HE wanted. I guess he gets his good taste from his mother. It seems like a lot of brownies to make in just a matter of days, but I’m generous like that. Besides, I don’t mind the sacrifice, I got to lick the bowl.