I was torn about whether to post this here at RoughDrafts, or over on Proof It, since it is image-heavy. Since it’s more of a how-to and since I mentioned it here first, I suppose I’ll do it here.
The Butterscotch Swirl Brownies are a huge success. Both recipes were prepared much the same, i.e. done in a saucepan by melting the oils, sugars and flavorings then adding the eggs and dry ingredients. The only thing I had to change was the cooking time; they required the longer, of course, and though I was worried the chocolate brownie batter would over-cook with an additional 5 minutes, it did not.
This was the view outside my kitchen window as I got started; it’s all about setting a scene, doncha know.
The two recipes, Butterscotch Brownies, and my go-to fudge brownie recipe.
The two batters.
I poured the butterscotch in on the bottom:
Then drizzled on the fudge:
Then pulled a table knife through it for a nice swirlie pattern:
I cut them into little squares, figuring they’d be rich, and voile!
They actually taste even better than they look.
In other news, Mom and I walked yesterday for the third time this week, and cut 15 minutes off our previous times. It was still chilly, but in spite of that, there were some raucous spring peepers kicking up a fuss in a little marsh. First I’ve heard of them this year.
This morning, I returned from choring and looked up into the hay field between us and the nearest neighbors to see a big dog standing facing me. I thought it was a boxer, at first. It was just staring. Then it turned and trotted a few feet, and I realized it was a very healthy-looking coyote! He didn’t even seem particularly bothered by my presence, even when I moved toward him and clapped my hands. He did head into the trees, but not away from me; more parallel to me and the house. It was broad daylight, too. Cheeky bugger.
And today’s quote:
“Me and a dead owl don’t give a hoot.” Raylan Givens from “Justified.” Love that show.
On that note…