Sunday, March 06, 2011

Brownies, Belts, Babies

So first - the brownies. I got the urge to bake tonight, and figured I probably had the ingredients for brownies. I did, and these are the ones I made, from

Best Brownies
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8 inch square pan.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup flour, salt, and baking powder. Spread batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overcook.
  4. To Make Frosting: Combine 3 tablespoons butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 cup confectioners' sugar. Frost brownies while they are still warm.

I added a tablespoon of milk to the frosting, as it seemed a little thick.

Now, onto the belt portion of my entry. Master M. granted me my orange belt on Thursday! I had my form and one steps memorized, but no stripes on my belt, so it was definitely a fun surprise. Mason will test for his on Thursday this week.

My toes match my belt

OK, babies! Thursday night this week, I'm speaking briefly to the Baby On Board class at CC's Physical Therapy! Thank you to April for giving me the opportunity to discuss fetal positioning and labor/birth positioning. I also have a mama due any day now, someone I have known since the 2nd grade, and I can't wait to help her bring her newest little gift into the world.