- Date: Thursday, April 17, 2008 -- 10pm
- Location: Bloomington, IN
- Kitchen: My Apartment
- Dining Companions: Terry, Teri, Chuck, Lynn, Kate, and a bunch of people in the math department common room
- Recipe Rating: A-
This is another dessert I made for my parents' visit this weekend. These brownies are very tasty (It's about time -- after a string of not-so-good recipes I was starting to worry there was nothing good left in The Book!). They are a little fussy to make, but definitely worth it. The espresso brownie base was delicious -- moist, chewy, and very chocolatey. The brownies were then covered with a cream cheese layer and then a chocolate glaze. The cream cheese layer was awesome! It was a mixture of cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon (how can you go wrong!). It was very creamy, rich, and delicious, and a wonderful complement to the rich chocolate of the base. The whole thing was topped with a glaze of chocolate, cream, and espresso. The glaze was a little bitter, which helped cut the richness of the dessert. Overall, a delicious brownie. You should cut them small because they are tremendously rich. Definitely a treat!
Here is the recipe.
Oh my gosh. It is before 6am, and I am awake. I was woken up out of a dead sleep a little after 5:30am by an EARTHQUAKE. I kid you not. Yes, I live in INDIANA, and yes, I was woken up by an earthquake. I lived in California for 4 years, and have never felt anything like this. My whole apartment was shaking. My first thought, "Damn undergraduates, what are they doing now?" My second thought, "Tornado?" My third thought, "Earthquake, seriously?" It seemed so impossible that the next thing I did was go to the window and look outside (standing near windows: not a recommended earthquake activity). After about 10 seconds the shaking stopped and I turned on the TV. The newscasters all looked confused, and kept on rambling about whatever they were talking about. Turns out each news station independently thought their building had been hit by a large truck. It seemed much more logical than an earthquake in central Indiana. Eventually one by one they started confirming that it was an earthquake. Crazy. Completely crazy. Now it is the only thing on the news. Like me, almost everyone thought it was a tornado before an earthquake... Or the wind. Or a big truck. No one else seems to have blamed the undergraduates, but they probably don't live in downtown Bloomington!
It just goes to show, you never know what is going to happen...