The prompt today for Reverb 10 is: Make. What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it?
This is an easy one. I just took a pan of brownies out of the oven. Here's the recipe:
Double Chocolate Pecan Brownies
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Blend melted butter, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, beat well with spoon. Combine flour, cocoa, baking power and salt; gradually add to egg mixture. For more cake-like brownies (less fudgy and gooey), add a couple of extra tablespoons of flour. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips. Bake in a greased 9" square pan at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 30 minutes or until center seems firm.
To answer the second part of the prompt, I am very much looking forward to making holiday cookies and candies this year. My sister and I have already decided we're going to make peanut butter bonbons and coconut bonbons. I'm definitely making sugar cookies and probably some rum balls. I have some other cookie varieties in mind as well.
The only sticking point is that my microwave seems to be on the fritz. Some of my candy-making might have to take place elsewhere this year.