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Quick story – I was walking into the cookie sprinkle store last night, slipped on some ice and dropped my phone. (I was in the middle of texting Clare about a trip to Prague that we may or may not be taking in September. STAY TUNED!) Anyway – the phone fell and is now completely destroyed.
Oh my god – I’m devastated! MY PHONE is my everything, y’all! It’s what I look at right before bed and first thing in the morning. I keep all of my business ideas in the Notepad and have so many photos and texts saved on it. IF YOU MUST KNOW, it’s how I met Jimmy – and basically how we fell in love. It’s ridiculous, but losing my phone is really a giant disaster and I hate not having it here right now as I type up this lame blog.
I’m getting a new one later today, but I’ve been without my phone for about 8 waking hours now and I’m swirling the poop-drain.
(PS – I got the sprinkles, but I could only find two of the colors I needed. I couldn’t find the third color and that’s ANOTHER OF MY VERY SERIOUS FIRST WORLD PRIVILEGED WHITE MAN PROBLEMS! #thoughtsandprayers).
Honestly – it feels good to express these emotions. I can’t keep my feelings bottled up anymore!!! (This reminds me of a very good joke that Christopher Walken once told: Imagine we’re in a bar. What’s the difference between the place we’re in right now and an elephant’s fart?
One’s a bar-room. The other’s a BAROOOOOOOOMMM!)
I love that joke and I love YOU for reading this blog. Oh – I also love brownies. I made some brownies on Sunday for dinner at my sister’s house and guess what…. THEY WERE DELICIOUS.
Here’s your dumb recipe.
1-1/4 cup dark cocoa
1 tsp espresso powder
I tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
2 sticks butter
2-1/4 cups gran sugar
1-1/4 cup flour
Ok y’all! This one is fun to make. I SWEAR!
Find a mixer and mix up the eggs, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder (so many powders) vanilla and salt. I like dark cocoa powder, champ – because regular cocoa is for idiotburgers. Also – try a kosher salt or a sea salt – I bet it’s way better with a chunkier salt crystal.
While this is happening, melt your butter and sugar until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Pour your hot sugary butter mix into the egg/cocoa situation and mix for like another minute. Then mix in the flour. Honestly – this takes maybe about 10 minutes total from start to finish. TEN FUCKING MINUTES!
Dig out your 9×13 pan and get that shit greased up and maybe also put in a greased up sheet of parchy paper. Spread in your brownie batter and cook that shit for 30-35 min at 350.
Cool these completely before your cut and frost.
While your shits are baking / cooling, make a simple baileys Irishbutter cream frosting. It’s like a half stick butter, a cup? of powdered sugar (I’ve given up measuring), two splashes of milk and maybe a splash and a half of baileys.
Aw shit! These are so fucking good, y’all!