My Brownie Complex

I love to bake, which I will assume you know seeing as I have been blogging about baking, what I bake, and how I bake, for over a year now. If you do not know of my love for baking despite my many posts, and from my slogan (a blogger, baker, jewelry maker), then you should find the switch for your brain and flick it into the “on” position. I know we’ve had a three day weekend plus a snow day so your brain may be suffering from lack of use, but your brain needs to wake up from hibernation.

Today’s recipe is for brownies. Yes that’s right I’ve found the recipe for Brownies, the faeries from The Spiderwick Chronicles. Actually, I don’t have that recipe; you’ll have to ask Holly Black for that one. But, they probably aren’t as chewy and decadent as my Chai Brownies, brownie faeries just started using NutriSystem, and lost all their chewiness, they used to be quite the delicacy though. I guess you’ll have to settle for my chocolaty goodness instead, poor you.

These brownies are possible the chewiest moistest brownies in the entire world, their only downfall, there’s no eggs to stop you from eating all of the batter. How tragic. I have discovered that the only way to make brownies is to make them vegan or from a box. I know, I actually suggested a box mix, but it’s true, I can’t get normal brownies to come out moist, they’re always too cakey. Brownies gave me quite the problem for a while there, mine just didn’t taste scrumptious. But I’m back and ready to conquer the brownie! FYI, I do believe I did, with this loverly recipe.


  1. Preheat that fantabulous oven of yours to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Oven not cooperating? You need the NYON Program (The Name Your Oven Now Program). I named ours Tallulah.
  2. Open your cupboard, take out your Pam (not my aunt Pam, she won’t butter the pan), take off the cap, and spray an 9 inch by 11 inch pan with your Pam.
  3. Whisk together 1 cup flour (if you want to use whole wheat, use half whole wheat, half white flour), 1 cup sugar, ¼ cup cocoa powder, ½ tsp. baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt together.
  4. In another bowl combine ½ cup brewed chai tea (or any other black tea you have on hand), ½ cup canola oil or applesauce, and ½ teaspoon ++++++++++ some more vanilla.
  5. Combine the two together until just mixed and taste to make sure you won’t be feeding your friends and family something poisonous :P.
  6. If you so choose, fold in 1/3 coconut.
  7. Spread what’s left of the batter into your pan.
  8. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the batter isn’t jiggly and the top is no longer shiny.
  9. The recipe I used says to let it cool for one hour before cutting, I think I waited about five minutes. Oops!


Live, laugh, love, bake,

Marley and Me

 P.S. It is STILL not packing snow, I’ve been waiting three whole years to make a snow monkey, and I still can’t!! URGH.


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