The boy and I don't have anything special planned for Valentine's Day--no presents, no fancy dinner. Nonetheless, I was resolute about baking him a treat as a small gesture. This was my first time making brownies and they turned out pretty well!
This week's recipe comes from Donna Hay's New Food Fast; parenthetical comments are mine.
- 150g butter, softened
- 1 cup caster sugar (I substituted regular sugar)
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup plain (all-purpose) flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
Although I enjoy baking, I don't enjoy eating what I make because--surprise!--I'm not a sweets person. I picked at one brownie just to try it and confirm it was edible, then proceeded to make my favourite snack: a tomato on the vine sliced into thin wedges, then topped with crumbled feta, black pepper, and a splash of olive oil.
I suppose it's a good thing I crave veggies instead of baked goods.
Happy Valentine's Day/Chinese New Year/Start of the 2010 Winter Olympics! I'll be watching the opening ceremonies with the boy and his brothers tonight. It's shaping up to be a jam-packed weekend.
What are your plans this weekend?