Snow day cooking

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We got 3" of snow last night, the streets around us are icy sheets of doom, and I'm using it as a convenient excuse to stay home. What should I cook up: cookies, fudge, brownies, or cake?

Jaq (Jaq), Thursday, 11 January 2007 19:34 (twelve years ago) link

i vote for fudge.

lauren (laurenp), Thursday, 11 January 2007 19:45 (twelve years ago) link

ooh how nice.

i say brownies. cuz i always say brownies.

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 11 January 2007 19:51 (twelve years ago) link

I was just checking on the provisions - I think I've got enough stuff to do brownies (which don't take any milk) and one of the others (which do - though I've got evaporated and sweetened condensed in the pantry...)

Jaq (Jaq), Thursday, 11 January 2007 19:56 (twelve years ago) link

Carrot cake.

do i have to draw you a diaphragm (Rock Hardy), Thursday, 11 January 2007 20:18 (twelve years ago) link

Hm. No carrots. Unless by some miracle the organic vegetable delivery van shows up (today is the usual day, but I doubt they'll make it).

Brownies are in the prep stage - 1 cup butter and 1 cup dutch process cocoa in the double boiler; 4 eggs, 2 cups sugar, 1/2 tsp salt whipped to a fluffy white meringue by the kitchenaid; brand new commercial grade 9" cake pan (Chicago Metallic - xmas gift) lavishly buttered and dusted with cocoa, oven preheated to 400 F.

Jaq (Jaq), Thursday, 11 January 2007 21:18 (twelve years ago) link

Sounds great! For a second though I misread that you were lavishly buttering the finished brownies, and I marveled at your dedication to richness.

Paul Eater (eater), Thursday, 11 January 2007 21:23 (twelve years ago) link

You can always count on me to recommend the non-chocolate option.

do i have to draw you a diaphragm (Rock Hardy), Thursday, 11 January 2007 21:52 (twelve years ago) link

Mmmm, brownies now baking (the rest of the recipe: stir 2 tsp. vanilla (I use Penzey's doublefold, probably overkill but what the hell) into the butter/cocoa, gently fold cocoa mixture into the egg/sugar meringue, then barely fold in a scant 1 cup sifted cake flour into the the batter, just until white streaks disappear. Pour evenly into pan, put in oven and immediately turn temp down to 350 F. Bake for 40 minutes, cool, cut, eat).

I can't believe it - the vegetable box got delivered, but no carrots this week. 2 heads(?)...stalks(?)...bulbs(?) of fennel though!

Jaq (Jaq), Thursday, 11 January 2007 22:02 (twelve years ago) link

Warm brownies have been eaten; visiting daughter has declared she is moving to Seattle with all her friends. Fudge is slowing boiling up and a divine smelling duck stock (for risotto tonight - I didn't get to the the other night) is making the cat insane.

Jaq (Jaq), Thursday, 11 January 2007 23:32 (twelve years ago) link

twelve years pass...

yooooo hi Jaq looks like you sent us some of that Seattle snow and I am trapped indoors with limited groceries. I am gonna make baked custard.

sold out in presale (sleeve), Monday, 25 February 2019 15:41 (eight months ago) link


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