Kathy shared this secret brownie recipe with me and I immediately thought of Mom. She was quick to say,
“If there’s no chocolate in heaven, I’m not going there!”
Thankfully, God has selective listening. She’s there now, chocolate or not. Most likely the best chocolate is yet to come. In the meantime, try these with the secret ingredient – actually, two secret ingredients. This ingredient would definitely need to hide from Mom – a good Baptist. (I wonder if all good Baptists are in heaven? God knows.)
It’s a secret recipe because it’s from a local winery whose chef didn’t want to give it out but did anyway. Kathy honored her pledge by not telling me which winery.
That qualifies as secret. Especially since I most likely would desecrate the whole thing with Two-Buck Chuck from Trader Joe’s (which is now Three-Buck Chuck. Oh, the economy…)
Can’t wait for you to try this out. Maybe we can call them Presbyterian Brownies due to the now-not-so-hidden ingredient, as in “I Can Only Dream of Being a Presbyterian* At Least While Baking and Eating These.” Sigh. Check them out–you will sigh, too, and maybe convert.
- Brownie mix (9x13 size)
- Substitute the water for wine
- Add ½ cup chocolate chips (of course)
- Add ¼ - ½ cup blueberry infused cranberries (Von's carries these)
- Mix gently and bake (follow box directions)
Bake and enjoy–especially if you are a mother or it’s your birthday or you are thinking about your birthday.
Mom’s birthday is coming up. She would be glad to know that I dedicated my Every Table Tells a Story Hospitality Planner to her. Mom always had a story and it was usually at her table.
I’ve had some good feedback on Baptist Cake–have you tried out that cheek-pucker delight yet? Elaine wrote: “I made this cake this morning–it is delicious! It’s also half for my neighbor so I have to restrain myself. Mine deflated in the middle, though–does that make me post-millennial or something? A Lapsed Lutheran?”
Well, anyone who would make it in the morning and not expect to eat most, if not all, by dinner is a Spirit-filled self-controlled person, and that’s all that matters, Elaine. PTL and pass the powdered sugar. Amen.