My deepest apologies to those who had taken their time to frequent this humble abode of mine for the past two weeks only to find nought. To be perfectly honest, I had contemplated to update with a this-is-the-reason-why-I-have-not-been-baking filler entry, but because it seemed only a couple of entries ago that I was unwell, I reckoned it would not reflect well to say that I was battling a stomach virus yet again.
So here I am, all better, and armed with a lengthy entry to bore you. Ahakz. Since I was away from chocolate (among thousands of other food items) during the bout, I already had in mind what to bake today, and narrowed it down to chewy chocolate chip cookies and brownies. With all the Christmas cookie baking abound, I was lured to the buttery smells of warm cookies blooming in the oven. But the thought of indulging in a sinful chocoholic delight that would highly likely only please me, seemed too irresistable a thought. Sometimes we just need a little pampering, don’t we? Albeit at the risk of sounding utterly self-centered… :p
And nothing spells indulgence better than the long-bookmarked-and-eyed Peanut Butter-Nutella Brownie?
As expected, I underbaked them for about 5 mins or so. The result? A fudgey, gooey, chewy brownie that made me thank the constellations for the chocoholic that I am. I got the recipe here, and you’d notice that instead of infusing the peanut butter together with the Nutella into the batter, I had melted the peanut butter separately and drizzled it generously on top of the batter. I know not what the original method would result in, but for my version of the brownie, there was a distinct difference in the taste of the sweet fudgey brownie itself and the salty peanut butter crust, which resulted in a delightful balance, without the brownie being cloyingly sweet.
On another note altogether, the lovely sweetrosie had tagged me sometime back for a meme, so here are 7 random things about me. Disclaimer: I’m a very boring person, so you might wanna skip this part.
- My first love was writing. Then I fell in love with photography. And not so long ago, I discovered baking and fell in love with it too. Hence this blog, a union of my 3 loves.
- I was born in front of the television. No kidding. Haha.
- I am a HUGE introvert. I am horrid at starting conversations, and when I finally do manage to strike a conversation, I know not how to hold/sustain/maintain one without making a fool of myself. *slaps forehead*
- I have several fears (think clowns, spiders), but the biggest has to be that of height. I used to sing the Smurfs song in my head (or aloud) each time I cross an overhead bridge just to make me forget that I’m several feet above a bustling road of wild vehicles zooming past.
- I was so excited to start school that instead of the assumed 2 years of kindergarten education, I had 2 1/4 years, having been accepted into the school in September of the year before I was supposed to go in.
- One of the first things that people notice about me would be the way I hold my pen. I hold it upright, like a clenched fist at first glance, with the pen slid between my thumb and the middle finger.
- Now and then, I like to draw. But unlike the uberkewl mister who draws supercute chibi webcomics, I can only draw things that I actually see, like that of a comic character he introduced me to.