Ever-Changing Reflection

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility.
~ Kahlil Gibran

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I baked, without a box!

Last night, I made brownies -- from scratch! -- for Jed to bring into work for their daily "snack time" (apparently during busy season, accountants revert back to childhood; I know there's nap time too).

I never thought I was a baker, and I NEVER saw myself making any dessert from scratch. I rely on Betty Crocker all the way. But, this was fun, albeit a bit nerve-wracking since I was cooking for such discriminating guinea pigs, and I'm really proud of the way it turned out!

The prep: cookbook, all ingredients and all tools out and ready.

This is how it all started.
In that pan is an entire stick of butter + 3 oz. Ghiradelli unsweetened chocolate.
Yummmm... fat...

And this was the finished product: chocolate, cream-cheese brownies.
That is my new brownie pan my mother gave me for Christmas -- no more cutting brownies!

I meant to take pictures of all the steps in the middle...
But I got so caught up in what I was doing, I forgot!
So, this remains my "secret" recipe.

Now, I'm just waiting for the report cards to come back.


Erika said...

Your kitchen is beautiful! How do you like the brownie separator???

bananas. said...

yup...you need to come to my house and make those.

Sara said...

this looks like a huge success to me!

Kristin said...

These look amazing! Pat yourself on the back for a job well done. ;)

Anonymous said...

those look delicious!!!

cool pan too!

im sure they will come back with RAVE reviews. i know my mouth is watering. i can practically smell the chocolate and butter melting. mmmmm

Megan said...

Amanda Seyfried was in Mean Girls.

Micaela said...

these look YUMMY!!!!!!! And i love t he island in your kitchen Jen.