I wanted to try that brownie recipe again, but this time use the Bakers Gold 70% chocolate instead of the bittersweet. I also added 1/2 c chopped pecans. The big fella thinks brownies are “boring” if they don’t have nuts. (Here’s someone else’s blog entry about that same recipe.)
They turned out most excellently. I baked them 32 minutes and cooled them for two hours before cutting them. They’re nice and moist and chocolatey.
Interesting note: if you use white sugar, you’ll get that lovely crackly top on your brownies. If you use brown sugar, you get a dull, cakey looking top. White sugar for the win!
While I was waiting for them to cool, I cast on for a Sockhead Hat using some Noro Silk Garden sock yarn. I have accumulated various Noro yarns and am trying to use them up. Such pretty colours! I did try once to make a pair of socks with the Silk Garden sock but my usual 2.25 mm needles weren’t quite right and I never did figure out a good stitch number/needle/gauge combo.
The heat and humidity continues – they’re content to stay inside in a/c comfort. I don’t blame them. I rode 10 miles this a.m. on my bike at 8 a.m. and it was already feeling hot and muggy.