First of all I want to thank you all for those lovely comments about the pictures, I loved reading them. After all the fun I had, I was down with a fever for the past few days. I'm much better now and eager to blog again, though I have nothing new as yet:). I also wanted to apologize for all the wonderful events I have missed, I had so may ideas but just couldn't find the time. Lot to catch up.
Every time we plan road trip I make this long list of all the food items that I would carry with me. No, we don't have kids with us and I'm not talking about proper meals. I mean all kinds of junk food that I'm not even supposed to think of. I have this horrible habit, but from the moment we start driving and especially if we have a long drive ahead, I need to be constantly munching on something. I'm not hungry or anything, but I just have to keep eating. So I usually carry lots of varieties of chips, cookies, fruits(the fruits are usually untouched on our return) and some home-made stuff if I have the time. I made these brownies for our last trip. They were actually awesome, all gooey and fudgy. The picture doesn't do it any justice. It was taken after we reached the hotel, so it is coated with crumbs from being in the box for too long. The recipe is one I had written down a while back and I'm not sure from where, but they tasted great so had to share it. This is another one for my event 'For the Love of Chocolate'
4 oz 70% cocoa dark chocolate
1 heaping tbs instant coffee granules
2/3 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup butter
1 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup walnuts/ pecans
Pre-heat the oven to 350˚F.
Grease and line an 8" square pan.
Melt the butter, coffee granules and chocolate in a microwave and cool to room temperature.
Beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla till thick.
Sieve the flour and baking powder over the egg mixture. Add the nuts and mix.
Add the chocolate mixture and mix well gently.
Pour into the prepared pan and bake in the middle rack for about 40mins.
Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting into squares.
My dear blogger buddies Priya Sriram, Sangeetha, Sanghi, Shama have given me this wonderful award. Thank you all so much.
This award should be shared with 7 people, but seven though my lucky number is a very small number, so I'd like to share this award with all the blogs listed at the bottom of the page here. These are the blogs I love to read and that really inspire me with their awesome content.
You guys rock!!