The weekend is over already? This just isn’t fair. A busy week last week culminated in my parents visiting from Michigan, which is always a great excuse to blow off responsibilities and eat out a lot 🙂 They brought us fresh pierogies and Polish sausage from Detroit and I brought them fresh, natural hot dogs from the Farmer’s Larder here in St. Louis. Quite the swap!
However, I did have one baking adventure to tend to. The annual Share Our Strength Food Blogger Bake Sale was this past weekend and I had to create a contribution. I thought about those brown butter chocolate chip cookies I made last month, but I wanted to do something different. I landed on these brown butter brownies with white chocolate from Bon Appetit. Perfect!
Since I am not one to experiment with dessert items (too much science), I followed the recipe exactly except for one change – out went the walnuts and in went white chocolate!
These brownies are rich, so the white chocolate cuts some of that richness and adds a light sweetness. The brown butter certainly comes through, in the best way possible, and makes sure the cocoa isn’t overpowering.
The ingredient list is simple: butter, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, eggs, flour, and white chocolate.
The technique is simple: brown the butter; mix the butter with sugar, cocoa, water, vanilla, and salt; let sit for 5 minutes; add the eggs, then flour, then chocolate; bake.
Because I baked these for the bake sale, I wanted to package them in a way that would grab people’s attention. With my mom’s help, we created these recycled wax paper + twine packages!
I attached my business cards and they were good to go. Good things come in small packages right?
Since there was no actual brownie visible, I created a sign so people would know what they were buying. Here they are on the table at the bake sale:
The bake sale was a great success! Many people were swarming the table as I laid out my brownies. My food blogging friends stepped up to the plate for this sale as well, making a variety of delicious baked goods.
Question: What was the last thing you baked? Favorite thing to bake for a bake sale?