Thursday, March 20, 2008

Brownie Tuesdays

Some years ago, while waiting with a few of the kids for a dog at a vet's office, we stopped by a restaurant and had Brownie Sundaes (or, the kids did. I don't like baked chocolate goods). A couple of weeks later, bored with my usual dessert selections, I created Brownie Tuesdays. Brownies with pudding on top, and sometimes with whipped cream, or sometimes candy, atop that, are considered a fine dessert hereabouts. I came up with this idea on a Tuesday night, thus, they are Brownie Tuesdays. I usually use this recipe:

BROWNIES (Cake Style)

2 eggs
1 cup sugar

Beat together until light

1 stick of butter, melted
6 tbsp. cocoa powder
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla

Mix together thoroughly; stir into egg mixture.

3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder

Sift together and stir into wet ingredients

Stir in 1 cup chopped nuts, if desired. Bake in 8x8 or 7x10 pan at 350 for 22 to 26 minutes.

For the pudding, I often use homemade butterscotch (which requires planning ahead a couple of hours) or French vanilla, seen in this photo. The "peeps" were the seasonal touch. These were served last night, since I had 2 sickly kids on Tuesday, but the college kids expect to see Brownie Tuesdays at least one night a week when they're home on breaks. (Debbie Cook's post on her son's expectations of Quesadilla Night reminded me of what goes on here!)

1 comment:

Pam said...

Marjie, you don't like chocolate baked goods??? Wow. That must make staying in shape easier!