Friday, March 19, 2010

On the use of alcohol in baked goods

I am generally a huge fan. Maybe it's the fact that I don't actually drink, but I like the adult allure. Which is why I spent most of my time at a friend's surprise party tonight baking Guinness brownies with another resident of the suite we were in. Top o' the mornin' to that friend for choosing the recipe. They were chocolatey and beery and really good. Amusingly, there wasn't enough cocoa, so we ended up using hot chocolate mix and decreasing the sugar a bit. It turned out just fine. Juuuuust fine indeed. I love fudgy brownies and like cakey brownies well enough; these were pretty cakey, probably because they had four eggs in them. Next time, I'll cut some egg and replace it with water or milk.

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