I think I’m going to stop blogging for a while. The denial phase of this grief process disappeared quite suddenly and now I am very angry at the world. Why is my wonderful mother dying while my toxic father continues to try and kill himself by overdosing on sugar (he is a diabetic and has passed out in restaurants recently due to pushing his sugar to dangerous levels)? He made our lives miserable for over 20 years yet he gets to stay!? It all just gets a bit much, honestly.
So, instead of me spreading that toxicity I’m rather going to go to ground for a while. I’m not in a good space to write without swearing and venting and making everyone around me just as miserable. Maybe once I have moved onto a less negative component of the grieving process I will feel like it’s safe to come out again.
There are a million brownie recipes out there at the moment. Seems like it’s “the thing” to make for Valentines Day. It’s easy to see why as it is very hard to mess up melting butter and chocolate together, adding sugar and stirring in eggs then sifting in flour and cocoa. Remember not to bake it for too long because no one likes a dry brownie so I suggest leaving it at that point of gooeyness which makes it ideal to serve with ice cream and chocolate sauce.
Choc Mint Brownies
180g mint chocolate
3 large eggs
30ml cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius and prepare a 20 x 20cm baking tin with baking (not wax!!) paper. Beat butter and 100g of chocolate together in the microwave at 60% power for about 2 minutes and stir until smooth. Add sugar and mix well. Beat eggs in one at a time until mixture becomes smooth and glossy. Sift flour and cocoa powder into the mixture and stir well until there are no more traces of flour. Pour into prepped tin and place blocks of remaining chocolate onto the top of the batter. Bake for 25 minutes until set and dry on the outside but still slightly gooey on the inside. Allow to cool in the pan before turning out and slicing into squares. Serve with ice cream and chocolate sauce. Makes 9 generous portions.