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Anniversary Surprises and a Brownie


So the calendar informed me that we’ve been married for a year. I wish I could contradict that by claiming temporary amnesia   but there, the verdict has been declared. Though hurricane Irene played a havoc with the Mister’s surprise plans phase 2 and 3 (which he still hasn’t disclosed to me), we sure had an awesome lunch at Mie N Yu in the District.

As for the gifts, I got a huge bag of baking goodies: a set of 3 spring foam pans, a lush brownie pan and a set of shiny wall decals. The man, I admit, sure knows his audience and he also know how to get assured returns from his investments. Why, you ask me? Well, after bidding good-bye to Irene and reveling in a day of beautiful sunshine and breeze, I broke into my brownie pan, unable to resist the temptation.

My initial plan was to make Ina’s Outrageous Brownies, a universal favorite here in the pad. I first made it when our cousin came to spend a week with us this summer and she made washing up a mighty easy job by licking the bowl, ladle and the cups clean. Today the hubby took over the job and I finished making the brownie.

Soft chocolate, with a hint of vanilla and coffee and a crunch of half-melted chocolate-chips, Ina has done good stuff to the spirit of chocolate and caffeine lovers everywhere. I managed to click pictures before we gobbled up a couple of pieces jealously.

Since I got the recipe from (no, I did not copy that from the address bar, I have the link memorized), I am not going to plagiarize or even reproduce it with a courtesy tag. To make things easier, I have linked it to the post. My last Gyan would be this: if you are a wannabe baker like I am, you’ve gotta try this out.

Magic brownie pan or not, Ina’s recipe is unrivaled!


Author: vaish

I am a business student, food blogger and mommy to a beautiful little baby girl I lovingly call Kohlrabi (yes, like the veggie). I love vintage fashion, ganache and Ina Garten :)

2 thoughts on “Anniversary Surprises and a Brownie

  1. Brownie looks SO soft! And is that with ice-cream? 🙂 Couldn’t be a better combo.. I haven’t had brownies since I came to Bahrain, the last I had was last year during your wedding break at Fab India that too.

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