Thursday, April 18, 2013

Brownie experiments

Over the weekend, I conducted a few brief brownie-baking experiments. First, I wanted to see if it was possible to stencil powdered sugar teapots and teacups on brownies. My conclusion? Maybe. These aren't quite as precise as I would like, but I haven't given up on the idea!

I found the stencil of Sandy Lynam Clough tea designs online. It was a non-eBay auction site, as I recall, but I'm sorry I can't remember the name. You could do a search for "Sandy Clough stencil" if you're interested.

Experiment Number Two: The DH had seen a photo of a muffin-style brownie that was baked with chocolate chip cookie dough on top. Since I wasn't quite sure about this, I just bought some cheap box mixes for both. It was actually a tasty dessert, and it paired beautifully with a rich, dark new tea I tried. It was ... well, I better save that for tomorrow!

16 comments:

  1. Brownie and chocolate chip cookie together? YOur DH has great taste. These look yummy...recipe?
    And your stencil brownies look wonderful...you don't want them too perfect looking...I think they are just right.

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  2. A recipe has been circulating on Facebook that shows cookie dough pressed into muffin tins, then a Reese's peanut butter cup placed on each one and then brownie mix poured on top and baked. But I think I like this idea better without the Reese's cup.

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  3. Hi Angela
    The stencils are cute and I hope you can perfect their application on baked goods; they look OK now. :-)
    You're brave to try to recreate a recipe but who knows, in the process you may invent something really awesome.
    Not sure if I mentioned to you that the paper had dropped my gardening column. Well, it must have been growing pains with the new editor and layout because I got a nice email requesting I continue submitting.
    Judith

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  4. You did a great job! Love how they turned out. I hate making brownies, but those might be worth waht i refer to as "aggravation" HA!

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  5. Boy, I guess I'd better review what I write BEFORE I hit publish! HA, ha!

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  6. Fun experimenting! Good ideas!

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  7. Yummy, creative, and beautiful ideas.

    I've heard of food marking pens. I wonder how they would work with the stencils. I have a box of such pens but haven't used them yet. Maybe I'll give this a try.

    Thanks for the inspiration and good ideas!

    LaTeaDah
    Gracious Hospitality

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  8. How fun to play in the kitchen. Pretty stencil idea.

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  9. Marie, there really wasn't a recipe since I just used packaged mixes and followed their directions. (I figure it's OK to cheat when experimenting!)

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  10. Those baking experiments look delicious. I like the stencil - will have to look it up.

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  11. Good morning Angela,
    I think your brownies look darling! They work for me.
    My son just made a ridiculous (good) dessert with all sorts of things but topped with cookie dough. Wowza.
    Will have to find myself a stencil. You made those little brownies special.
    Ruthie

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  12. Yum! Both look delicious, like the stencil idea.

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  13. Yum! Both look delicious, like the stencil idea.

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  14. Yum! Both look delicious, like the stencil idea.

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  15. Your brownies look great, Angela - I like the idea that you're experimenting and it's nice that you're sharing the results. It's hard to pass up a brownie, Joanie

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  16. I love the tea stenciled brownies -- very cute! Delicious!

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