Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Little Brownie Baking

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends thank you so much for your super comments about ATS - it is a BAP if there ever was one!! It seems that I really enjoy doing larger pieces - I guess it's the challenge of the piece "me or the stitching....  who will persevere!!"  

I had quite a few emails about the who hounds in the laundry..  It is really only Lolly and Smokie that like to cuddle down in the warm fresh stuff.  In fact Lolly has second sight when it comes to me doing the wash.  She can be totally asleep upstairs and not even noticing me dragging the red hamper out the door to take down to our laundry room.  But, the minute I have something warm from the dryer to be folded she is there just wagging her tail for all she's worth.  So I dump out the finished laundry into a chair or onto the couch and like a bullet she is on it and wriggling down to the depths of warm bliss.  I think since Lolly is Smokie's chew hound he has just learned that laundry=warm place so he also flings himself into the pile of warmth.  I'll just pull things out and from under them until everything is folded and I have two sad faced little hounds without warm clean laundry to be on.
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I did a little baking on Sunday afternoon and wanted to mention the site from whence (how often can one use the word whence) it came.  I found the recipe for "Double Chocolate Brownies" on a great Blog called "The Misadventures of Mrs. B"  The recipe is super easy and you end up with a pan of deliciously chewy Brownies.  You can click HERE for the recipe.  I got together the ingredients...


....... sifted together the dry stuff....


....stirred it up and poured the very stiff batter into a parchment lined pan - the recipe calls for lining the pan with foil, but I like parchment better - and about 30 minutes later out of the oven popped some super delicious Brownies!!


Although the recipe did not call for them I would think 3/4 cup of nuts would add immensely to these, but other than that it is a great treat!!  Give them a try!  and a BIG thank you to Jen for the wonderful recipe!!
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That's about it for today sports fans!  Thanks again for stopping by do stop again!

Take care,
edgar

17 comments:

pam said...

My Weimaraner and Schnauzer both get totally disgusted when I start pulling the warm clothes from under them as well. Very bad(spoiled) dogs.

Rita said...

YUM!!!

Carol R said...

Yesterday I decided to lose a few lbs before our US trip and now you have tempted with my all time favourite brownies ... which, by the way, look absolutely delicious!

riona said...

Have you ever considered warming their own blankets up for them in the dryer ... tossed in with a dryer sheet to keep things smelling fresh ... or buying one of those herbal pillows you heat in a microwave and slipping it in their blankets to give the same effect? Can you tell I spoiled my Jackal, a rat terrier, until he died due to melamine poisioning from high end dog food that turned out to be made in China? I still haven't gotten over that one and when I retire and search out a new companion animal, you can be sure I'll be making home-made dog food.

MrsJenB said...

Thank you so much for featuring these brownies here! :) Aren't they ah-may-zing? I almost wish I hadn't blogged about them because now I see them every time I go to my blog and the temptation is staring me right in the face. ;) I'm glad you enjoyed them!

Margaret said...

Agh! I feel my waistline expanding. lol! They look soooo good! As for the cuties in the laundry -- my Mia only likes the laundry if one of her boy's sweatshirts is on top. She likes the feel I think. lol!

Deb said...

Oh, do those look good. I wish that I hadn't given up sugar for Lent. My mouth is watering looking at them. I have to agree that some nuts would have been a good addition. Have you ever tried the brownie recipe from the back of the Nestle's cocoa box. Those, paired with the frosting, also on the back of the box are deadly?

Lynn said...

Those brownies look decadent! Thanks for the link. I'll have to wait to try them out since my DH and I gave up sweets and desserts for Lent. DH is a huge chocoholic so I'm sure he'll appreciate these (at Easter, lol!).

marly said...

I just bought bakery brownies (ugh) because if I bake them, there will be too many to eat. I always add a little espresso powder to my chocolate stuff. Tones down the sweetness a tad while enriching the chocolate flavor. I don't know why.

Shirlee said...

Good looking brownies!

Shari said...

why oh why did I look?? Oh my! these look heavenly!!! Couldnt' be I have been 'being good' and not eating sweets?!?!!?

April said...

I just had to read this post!! I just gained 20 pounds looking that your photo!! lol My little chick weight loss slide on my blog will be going backwards!! lol

Susan said...

I am so glad virtual calories don't count as I would have gained 10 pounds by now. That is too cute about the dogs - I had a cat that enjoyed doing that and we put a heating pad in her bed with a flannel blanket over the top - she was in heaven all the time.

Cathy Pavlovich said...

Those look like brownies just the way I like them! And just when I'm cutting down on sugar. Well, I didn't say cutting it out completely! :)
Cathy

Julie said...

Yummy, yum yum! They would go perfectly with my afternoon cup of tea.

Joy said...

I just giggled reading about your Lolly and laundry. My Chloe loves the laundry also. She always manages to follow me into the laundry room, of course she is a sock thief! I emptied the dryer one afternoon, and as I was folding I noticed she disappeared. I didn't think much of it only to see her curled up in my dryer (front loader) 100% comfortable! Little did she know the thought crossed my mind to give her a quick wash and dry! LOL I would never! The brownies look yummy and will definitely give them a try.

Akila said...

Thanks for the link, the brownies look absolutely yummmmyyy.