My life at the moment is lacking in humor and irony, so I’m going to write several paragraphs about dessert and stuff. Hope that’s cool with you.
Have I ever told you that I like to bake stuff?
Ah. Well, I’m going to tell you again: I like to bake stuff. True confessions: last night, I baked all night. It was Thursday. I could have gone out, or I could have studied, or I could have caught up on all the Modern Family I’ve missed lately. But instead, I made falafels, chocolate banana bread, and chocolate chip cookies. (Side note: the chocolate banana bread? My favorite thing I’ve baked in 2011 so far. And that’s saying something).
Also, I’m going to share a recipe with you. Make these. Seriously, make them. If you’re thinking “I don’t bake,” stop that. These are super, super easy, and they will impress all your friends. I promise.
They’re called Swedish brownies:
Step 1: crack 4 eggs in bowl. Add 2 cups sugar, and beat well with an electric mixer.
Step 2: add 2 cups flour, 1/4 tsp salt, 2 tsp almond extract, and 1 cup (2 sticks) melted butter. Mix well.
Step 3: pour the whole mess into a greased 9×13 pan. Bake at 325 for 30 minutes (I usually have to keep them in a tiny bit longer). Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut into squares and enjoy. Try to share.
Happy Friday/royal wedding day/119th day of 2011!