My knitting needles
Well, this was supposed to be a chocolate chip zucchini brownie. I followed the recipe but the mixture resembled wet sand. There was no way it would have baked, so I added an egg to bind everything together.
It worked, though I ended up with chocolate cake instead of brownies. The closest (but smaller) pan size I had to an 8 x 11” was a 9 x 9”, which gave me very tall cake and greatly effected the baking time.
It’s a nice soft chocolate cake, but it definitely needed the chocolate glaze.
I used my favorite recipe:
3 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp butter, melted
1 cup powdered sugar
2-3 tbsp hot water
Combine all ingredients in a bowl until smooth.
(Because of the butter, this glaze firms up quickly. Start with 1 or 2 tbsp of the water, and continue to add in a few drops as needed.)
Art journal page in progress.
I’m still quite fond of this.
I’m a dough plopper. As in, I take a scoop of cookie dough and plop it on the pan; I only bother rolling the dough into balls if the recipe specifically instructs me to.
On a whim, this time I chilled the dough, then made even scoops with the pictured tablespoon and rolled them into balls. They look like cookie models! (Compare)