Lately I’ve been thinking about a scene in the movie, Julie and Julia. During all my travels of the past month, I had an opportunity to watch this movie for probably the 20th time. What has been playing over in the back of my mind is this dialogue:
“Chocolate cream pie.” Julie Powell says as she walks past a chocolate window display. Later, at home while stirring a pot on the stove she says to her husband, “You know what I love about cooking?” “What’s that?” her husband responds. “I love that, after a day when nothing is sure, and when I say nothing, I mean nothing. You can come home and absolutely know that if you add egg yolks to chocolate, sugar and milk it will get thick. It’s such a comfort.”
Today, as I was eating my lunch at work, I flipped open my iPad and opened up my new app “Pulp”. In the blog “A cup of Jo”, http://joannagoddard.blogspot.com/, I came across a link to a recipe for brownies. Why this version stuck with me, or even why I decided to read through it, I don’t know, but I felt that I had found something I was looking for.
Next I used another app, “recipe builder” and recorded the recipe which also gave me all the nutritional statistics. Probably more than we need to know about how much fat is in 1 serving, but then again, maybe not.
Finally, after dinner was out-of-the-way, my kids and I made the brownies. They really watched and licked anything that had batter on it. But the whole experience was “such a comfort”. The whole thing came together just as it should have, it was easy and very certain.
- 1/2 cup Butter
- 1/2 cup, packed Sugar, brown
- 1 cup Sugar, white, granulated or lump
- 2 large Egg
- 3/4 cup Flour, white, flour
- 1/2 cup Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened
- 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon Salt
Pre heat oven to 390
Melt butter in medium sized pot, then let cool for 1 minute.
Mix after each addition. Sugars. Everything else.
Line 8 square baking dish with parchment paper. Pour in batter.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
Cool for 1 hour or overnight.
Nutrition Info (per serving)
Total Fat 12g
Total Carbs 45g
Dietary Fiber 1.9g
Vitamin A 102mcg
Vitamin C 0.0mg