I've wanted to start a blog for years but never had the right stimulus to do so. I've oft wondered what it would be about if I did.
I am one of those flighty intellectual "dilettantes," you see. I like almost everything, and I have a little bit of skill in a broad variety of arenas, but I'm not spectacular at anything. I majored in humanities in college because I couldn't decide on just one thing to love and focus on, and this problem has followed me around my entire life.
My awesomely amazing author friend, Sally Britton (whom I strive to emulate) told me that hardly anyone actually reads author blogs anyway, so I feel safe writing just about anything here. So I guess I can confess all my deepest, darkest secrets!!
My current confession: I've made brownies three times in the last week. I finally figured out a foolproof, easy memorized recipe that I always have the ingredients on-hand for. Knowing that I'm never more than 30 minutes from hot, fudgy homemade brownies is dangerous. Dangerous, I tell you!!
M.C.'s fudgy brownies:
Here's my recipe and method:
1/2 c. each of flour, cocoa, and canola oil.
1 c. sugar
dash of salt
splash of vanilla
That's it! I preheat to 375 and usually do the dry ingredients first but the order really doesn't matter. I throw it all into a single bowl, take a fork to it and beat it senseless, until it holds together and the batter is thick and glossy. Then I scrape it into an oiled, floured 9x9 pan and bake it for 22 minutes. Any more than that and it gets too cakey for my liking. Let's keep 'em fudgy! Anyway, there's my recipe.
(Depicted: The last time I made them I swirled in some creamy peanut butter before baking and added white chocolate chips. Mm!)
And I guess that's my first blog post! More another time, my friends. And since this blog is a tool primarily in use to promote my work--please buy my book! :)