Friday, September 24, 2010

If being spontaneous in my baking endeavors is wrong, I don't want to be right.

Well oh my.

By golly, I think I've done it!

You see, I was in the mood for cookies or brownies or SOMETHING to tickle the sweet tooth.  But, unfortunately, we don't have many cookie ingredients in this home, namely, chocolate chips.  So, I put together a recipe using naught but my brain and some random ingredients that I thought might taste kind of good together.

And you guys.

I can't even... it's so... oh my goodness.. it's like... ahhhhhhh.

I'm not even sure how to give you a recipe, because I just measured using my eyeballs for the most part.  Only things I areas in which I was precise were a teaspoon of baking soda, and a cup and a half of flour, and 1/4 cup of sugar.

But I'm about to tell you what else is in the cake.

I don't know if it will sound good to you.  But I was hungry when I made this, and it turned out, it was delicious, so if you think it sounds gross, you're wrong.


In a mixing bowl, I put a stick of softened butter, I think maybe a tablespoon of nutella and a tablespoon of peanut butter.  And then a drizzle of honey.  And a drizzle of espresso.  And 1/4 cup of sugar.


(Sorry for yelling.  I'm very excited.)

Then, I think I put in some milk and an egg.  (I should have written this down.)  And quite a bit of chocolate syrup, cinnamon, and some salt.


(Sorry.  Desperate times= desperate measures)

Then I added roughly a cup and a half of flour (all-purpose) and stirred it all up till it was really creamy.  I had to add a bit more milk and espresso to thin it out a titch.  I put it in a greased brownie pan (Pyrex or something) and then put it in a 175 Celsius oven.  I don't even know how much that is in Fahrenheit; this was all very experimental.  Clearly.

OH OH, before I put it in the oven, I sprinkled large-grain brown cane sugar on the top for a bit of crunch.  That was a good call on my part.

I think it was probably in the oven for a good 15-20 minutes, but then again, I don't really know.  I don't really know anything.

Who am I?

Once I took it out of the oven, I let it cool for a good hour/hour and a half.  Again, not too sure.

Then I cut it up into squares (It's kind of more like a cake at this point actually....) and then I put a piece on a paper towel.

I sniffed it, I poked it, I prodded it, I tested it on several lab rats, and finally took the plunge.

I bit in.

And you know what?

Best cake-brownie-cookie thing ever.  I don't even know if I could make it again, but man.  That's some good stuff right thar.

Now go make it (or try... this post is even confusing me).  Or, just come visit me and try a bite.  Either way, my craziness actually was good for something today.

May all your cakes be spontaneous,

1 comment:

  1. Your posts always leave me hungry. ;) So does the title of your blog. Have you ever read a blog called Joy the baker? She does the same thing. I love reading about your Italian adventure! - Malia


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