Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Ann Kroeker's Wonderfully Fudgy Brownies


After playing with a whole lotta these lately,
transforming the little plum beauties into plum jam, plum-blackberry sauce, canned plums, plum crisp, etc., etc. . . .
I was ready for some chocolate.
A while back, I had seen these one-bowl brownies on author Ann Kroeker's entertaining blog.  Ann's instructions:  "Do not modify this recipe to try to make it healthier.  Use all the eggs.  All the sugar.  All the butter.  If you've got the chocolate chips, put 'em in."  She even promised ecstatic swooning.

I am here to tell you, after making these brownies and using all the eggs, all the sugar, all the butter, and yes, even the chocolate chips, when it comes to swooning, Ann does not lie.
Here's the link to Ann's brownies, and to her blog, and to her wonderful book Not So Fast that you should really take a look at, if you haven't already.
Here's a guest post she did right here on this very blog, featuring a nifty Belgian salad.
And while I'm linking away, here's a link to Queen of the Castle, which is chock full of homemaking inspiration that includes more than a few equally fantastic chocolate recipes.

Now back to the plums.  Because we really do have scads of them.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Farm Girl said...

Hi Lynn,
Without a doubt those kind of plums are my favorite and we didn't get a single one this year. It is so nice to see how many you got to work with. I can see you have been very busy too.
I will track down those brownies. Brownies are very important around here. :)

July 18, 2012 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Farm Girl, I'm so sorry to hear you didn't get any plums this year! I don't think we got any last year, but this year the tree is absolutely loaded. I am ready to start handing bags of them to strangers. Every year is different, yes?

July 18, 2012 at 7:04 PM  
Blogger ~~louise~~ said...

Are those Beach Plums??? Oh how I miss Beach Plums...At this moment, dare I say, as much as I adore Fudgy Brownies, those beauties have my heart!

Thanks for sharing, Lynn...

July 18, 2012 at 7:50 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Louise, I had to look up beach plums on wikipedia. And now I can answer with authority . . . no, these are not beach plums ;) It sounds like bp come from bushes and are purple and grow mainly on the east coast. These plums come from a big huge tree, taller than three ladders on top of each other; they are green and turn a rose/green color when they're good and ready to eat; and they're growing in our yard in Calif.

Now I must know more about beach plums. Are they something you ate as a child? In what part of the country? And why do they have your heart?

July 20, 2012 at 4:59 PM  
Anonymous Ann Kroeker said...

Lynn, I hope people enjoy all that rich fudginess! As for the plums...you have left me curious! I'll be poking around to learn more!

July 24, 2012 at 11:55 AM  

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