If you didn’t read the Ketchup and Mustard post, you completely missed out on my aromatic mustard kitchen. I mentioned that the fumes were quite intense. I can see why mustard gas during WWI was effective. Wow! I also reported that we made late night brownies to replace the odor with something more pleasant. It did the trick. I thought I would share the recipe of our favorite brownies in case you need an emergency kitchen aroma makeover in a hurry.
Polly’s Picnic Brownies
from The Cat Who…Cookbook by Julie Murphy and Sally Stempinski
4 1-ounce squares baking chocolate
3/4 cup butter
6 eggs, beaten
3 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup chopped nuts
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup cocoa
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt chocolate with butter. Cool slightly. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar together. Combine ;flour and salt with egg mixture. Stir chocolate mixture into flour and egg mixture. Add vanilla extract and nuts. Pour into greased and floured 11-inch by 15 inch pan. Bake 30-35 minutes. Spread with frosting. To make frosting beat butter until fluffy. add cocoa and beat until well-blended. Add powdered sugar alternately with milk. Beat until smooth. Blend in vanilla extract.
And if you didn’t read the Talented blog before that, you missed out on the fact that I wanted to find an App that would clean my kitchen. I do try to “clean as I go” but I’m not the best at it. This time though I purposely left a lot of things out as I went because I wasn’t sure if I would have to make the recipes again. In addition, all my canning supplies were out and I still hadn’t put away my dehydrator. Whew! Lots of stuff when I finally was finished. Here is why I so desperately wanted a cleaning App or even a cleaning elf.
No elves or fairies appeared so I was resolved to find a good App that would magically clean my mess. And do you know what? I did find one!
It is called “App”ly some effort to the task and clean up after yourself!!! Works every time!