My, oh my! My last update was April 28th. That’s over 3 weeks ago! If you ask me, 3 weeks without an update is still better than the drought my other blog is experiencing. It hasn’t been updated in 4 months, maybe longer. Anyway, that one will be resurrected soon. *cross fingers*
Teacher Appreciation Week at my daughter’s school was from May 2 to May 6. On May 6th, the class celebrated their super awesome rockin’ teacher with a simple brownie party and a gift card bonanza of sorts. My little munchkin’s teacher very well deserved it. We chose brownies over cupcakes because brownies happen to be one of the teacher’s favorite snacks.
For the first time in a very long time, DH helped a great deal with the brownie making. And by DH I don’t mean “dear hubby”. I was referring to Duncan Hines, who else? I baked 2 batches of brownies – fudge and milk chocolate. So I used a brownie mix. I did, however, make the perfectly chocolate chocolate frosting from scratch. Ha!
The darker brownies are the fudge ones, while the lighter colored ones are milk chocolate.
These brownies are huge at approximately 2.5in x 2.5in each. Instead of using (2) 9in x 13in pans, I used (2) 10in square pans, each of which yielded 16 ginormous pieces. The kids couldn’t be happier with their larger than normal brownie snacks.
In making the brownies, I deviated just the tiny bit from the ingredients listed on the box. I used soy milk instead of water and melted butter instead of oil. For fudgier brownies, I used only 2 eggs instead of 3 (which will make for cake-like brownies).
I’ve almost forgotten just how convenient and easy it is to use boxed mixes. I don’t think the kids cared at all that the brownies they were served weren’t made from scratch. Haha! So yes, it’s ok to use boxed mixes. At least that’s the thought that helped me sleep that night. Kidding! :D
You can find the recipe for the Perfectly Chocolate Chocolate Frosting HERE.
Have a great weekend, y’all! Cheers and mabuhay!