Thursday, May 29, 2008

post partum brownies: they're magically delicious.

For the record, my good friend Courtney was the first to correctly identify the quote from yesterday's post. If you haven't yet seen Juno, you probably should stop reading this immediately and rent it. Or at least head over to the Juno website and listen to the soundtrack, using your computer as a giant, free ipod. You're welcome.

Here's the recipe for the brownies that I always make for friends when they have babies. They're delicious and easy.

Melt together:
1 stick of butter (she just gave birth, now is not the time for margarine)
2 oz unsweetened chocolate

Meanwhile, mix together in a big bowl (I use a stand mixer):
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Pause to take a photo of your growing belly reflected in a sugar canister.
Then mix butter and chocolate into the big bowl with everything else.

Add:
2/3 cup flour
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes in a greased pan.

You may want to make a double batch.