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Cobweb Brownies

31 Oct

Hi everyone!

Today my Cobweb brownies recipe was printed in Oakville Trafalgar High School’s newspaper, The Devil’s Word. There was a little mix up in the ingredients list, where it was supposed to be the amount of semi-sweet chocolate chips to be melted, there was a blank box where a symbol was supposed to be. So, for any of you who went to the blog to check, it’s 1/3 of a cup.

Happy Halloween!

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Lemon Squares

25 Jun

What can you do with one of these?

Pie?

Yeah – you could.

Lemon whoopie pies?

Oooh yum – definitely! But no.

Do you give up?

LEMON SQUARES!

That’s right. Lemon squares. Sweet. Tangy. Sour. Delicious. Yellow. Lemony. Delicious. AND REALLY EASY!!! I only make these treats in the summer so I was really happy to make these again!

There are two parts to this recipe, the lemon confection and the shortbread base. Each part is really quick to make, the biggest time suck is baking it.

Ingredients for Shortbread base:

– 3/4 cup butter (cut into pieces)

– 2 cups flour

– 1/2 cup light brown sugar

– 1/2 teaspoon salt

Steps:

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F

2. Using a food processor, process all ingredients until it creates a consistency with small lumps.

3. Sprinkle mixture into 13 by 9 baking pan and press evenly to bottom with a spoon. You do not need to butter the pan.

4. Bake shortbread until golden brown (or 20 minutes)

5. Prepare lemon confection

Ingredients for Lemon Confection:

– 4 eggs

– 1 1/2 cups sugar

– 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice

– 1/3 cup flour

– Hot shortbread base

– Confectioners sugar for sprinkling

Steps:

1. Keep oven at 350. Just before putting in oven, turn down to 300.

2. Whisk together eggs and sugar.

3. Stir in lemon juice and flour.

4. Pour lemon confection over shortbread base and bake in oven for about 30 minutes

5. Cool completely and sift icing sugar over lemon bars

6. Store in fridge for best bars.

7. Enjoy!

(Picture was before baking…)

I made these for my mom’s girl’s night out, which of course entailed some pretty things like pink napkins – which gave me inspiration for the display i made! Ain’t it pretty?

The Most Amazing Brownies EVER

24 Apr

These might be the most amazing brownies ever. Believe me, I’ve tried plenty of brownies in my lifetime and these are the best I’ve ever came across. I usually make these for my parent’s diner parties – simply cut them up in little pieces and serve on a platter. They also make fantastic treats for school lunches. (Tip: keep a knife in the tray to cut slivers out discreetly :))

Ingredients:

– 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate (I usually use chocolate chips for ease)

– 1 cup butter

– 4 eggs

– 1 1/2 cups white sugar

– 1/2 tsp salt (usally a spin or two)

– 2 tbsp vanilla

– 1 cup flour

– 1/2 chocolate chips (best as a mix of white and milk)

– OPTIONAL 1/2 cup chopped nuts

– 6 oz White Chocolate (for the glaze)

Materials:

– Large mixing bowl

– 9 x 13 buttered and floured pan

– Spatula

–  2 Small-Medium Glass Measuring cup/bowl

–  2 Spoons

– Whisk

Steps:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees farenheit

2. Melt, blend and cool the butter and semisweet chocolate (Just the 2/3 cup, not the other 1/2 cup chocolate)

3. Whisk eggs, sugar, salt and vanilla until mixed. Add the melted chocolate mixture and mix well.

4. Add the flour to the mixture, mix until combined.

5. Fold in the chocolate chips and if using, nuts.

6. Pour batter into pan. Bake 20-25 minutes. Best when they are a bit under cooked!

7. Remove from oven when ready and cool.

8. Melt white chocolate and artfully spread over cooled brownies

9. Enjoy!