Cassandra’s out of town for the week so I’ve had the house all to myself. In addition to loud music and kernel hacking, I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen. Today I made brownies and OMG! Cassandra bakes a lot of delicious cakes, but I haven’t had brownies like this since at least the last time I was home. Java House’s brownies are ok, but there’s nothing like home baked!
I tried to bake brownies with Pat one time in Tala a few years ago, but that didn’t work out so well. I can’t exactly remember why, but it seemed to involve a few US -> metric conversions gone wrong, an oven with settings “1” to “7”, an over-sized baking tin (so big that the oven couldn’t quite shut properly), and a few ingredients which just weren’t close enough to the real thing (Tala’s supply of vanilla, for example, just couldn’t cut it).
For the record, this time I used a combination of a recipe my mom sent me, this Hershey’s recipe, and this Cacao Web recipe. As it’s customary to give family recipes a name, I will write “Tamu brownies” (sweet) on the top of the notes I scribbled down as I was making a mess in the kitchen.
I might have to turn this into a regular phenomenon… in any case, I’m ready for the next bake sale!