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August 5, 2007

Biker Brownies in a Box - YumYum Eat'em Up!

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Taking time out from knitting for an occasional partay, always requires a little baking. With beer and brownies being almost instantly consumed, I bake brownies. I freeze them before they are packed in the saddle bag for riding.

I bake most things from scratch but have always preferred brownies from a packaged mix. Generic brownie mixes are my favorite but I always add a little something special during or after baking.

Follow recipe on the box and before baking
  • add 1/2 tsp of 100% pure vanilla, or 1/4 tsp of almond oil
  • add 1/2 cup chopped pistachios, walnuts, mixed nuts, almonds, raisins, chocolate chips, or tiny marshmallows (if you add several ingredients make sure the total equals a 1/2 cup)

Instant Icing - after baking and out of the oven

  • let brownies cool 15-20 minutes
  • depending on the size of the brownie pan used, add 3 or more chocolate bars of your choice to the top (size example: about 60 gr or the .75+/- single size)
  • let chocolate soften on the warm brownies (5-8 minutes)
  • take a stainless steel tablespoon, barely touching the softened chocolate, with one steady motion and without lifting the spoon until you have reached the end, gently drag the spoon back and forth (if you lift the spoon before reaching the end the thin top layer will pull up - but really it's okay if that happens because you can add toppings over the icing.)
  • add your favorite topping: shredded coconut, walnuts, almonds, sprinkles...
  • if they have to travel you might want to freeze them, thaw to cut otherwise the chocolate icing will crack

Yum Yum Eat 'em Up!

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