I made magic brownies.
I know, you don’t believe they are magic, right?
Hmph. Well. I’m serious.
If you follow me on twitter you may know that I often will post what I like to call “twitterpies” (pronounced “twitter-pee”.) These are short and simple recipes that can be written in just 140 characters. (Let me tell you – that is not always easy.)
Anyhow, I like to challenge myself to find these recipes – it’s like a game. Can I write Pineapple without using 9 whole characters?
I know. It’s like a sickness.
While I was searching for ideas one day I came across a book by Abigail Johnson Dodge called Desserts 4 Today: Flavorful Desserts with Just Four Ingredients. Every single recipe in the book has 4 ingredients. Only 4. No more, no less. And – it’s a dessert book, hello!
I ordered it immediately. (Do you do that? I see something I want and I have to have it right now. So I’ll order it. Then I’ll forget about it. Then, it will come in the mail and I’ll be like “What in the world is this?” I think it’s because I’m an only child. I’m not sure.)
Well, when this book showed up I actually remembered why I had to have it. I mean, it’s a twitterpie’s dream book.
I made these Nutella Fudge Brownies out of the book the day it came and I was so completely geeked to show them to Babs because they were awesome AND they were so easy to make – just 4 ingredients and – just like magic – I had outstanding brownies!
I pounced at her as she walked in from voice lessons.
“Babs! Look!” I pointed at the brownies on the table. (I might have been hopping up and down a little bit.)
She eyeballed them and looked uninterested. “Mhm. Cool, Mom. I’ve got homework.”
I blocked her as she tried to go past me and head to her room. ”Bab’s!! Fudge Brownies – with-only-four-ingredients!”
“I see that. That’s awesome, Mom. I better get started on my math.”
“Wait, what? Why? Don’t you want one of my awesome magic brownies first?”
“No, I don’t think so.”
“Fine. You know – that’s fine. I work, I bake, I clean, I go out of my way for you and this is the thanks I get. Why don’t you want to try my magic brownies, you too worried about your girlish figure?”
“Um. No. Mom? I’m allergic to nuts.”
“Right. I know that. I was just testing you. I actually made this half of a toasted cheese sandwich for your snack.”
“No you didn’t Mom. That’s Lilly’s leftover snack that she didn’t finish. There are bite marks on it.”
*sigh* “Just go do your math.”
Well, I hope you don’t have any nut allergies at your house (allergies suck – just sayin’), because these truly are the easiest and tastiest fudge brownies from only 4 ingredients you’ll ever have. Also, if you’re looking for a great book full of fast and delicious dessert ideas – I highly recommend you pick up a copy of this book. You’ll love it.