Sunday was cooking day for us. I made Brownies from a foolproof recipe which I had to adapt because we couldn’t get all the ingredients. That then makes it not foolproof of course.
The reason I needed a foolproof recipe is fussiness. I only like a brownie that is dry or crisp on the outside and very moist on the inside. I was browsing the internet on a completely different quest when another blogger claimed the same fussiness and presented the ‘perfect’ recipe. Normally I would have waited until I could get the correct ingredients but yesterday I had all the pandemic time in the world and a yearning for a perfect Brownie.
My necessary adaptations caused no problems and the resulting brownie was so lovely I’m going to have to adapt and rewrite the recipe to use forevermore.
The things I couldn’t get were , unsalted butter and milk or dark chocolate nibs.
Here is the brownie served with ice cream and cream. A serving suggestion first brought to my notice by the wonderful Jessie and Lennie Ware on the Podcast , Table Manners.
Try it, you might never go back.
The brownie is versatile and is equally happy with a cup of tea.
We also stepped into the world of Nigella Lawson and made a tray bake chicken supper that involved frozen peas and Cinzano Bianco.
We employed social distancing and distributed chocolate brownies to a few friends.
The dogs didn’t have to social distance and enjoyed Mel’s hard work rejuvenating her water feature during one delivery.
The Poppies are putting up quite a show on the tidied up rough ground.
People are stopping to take their portraits. At a Social Distance naturally.