A Blond Walks Into a Bar
As I’ve said before, I can’t be bothered to bake. So a long time ago, when my best friend Kate told me that her mom only made brownies from scratch, I dismissed the recipe as way out of my league. Years later, and a whole lot of convincing later, I was swayed into taking a peek at the recipe. I have to say, kids, I’m eating my words as fast as I’m eating these brownies, because the recipe is so damn simple.
I’ve never been a choc-o-holic – I’ll take an extra piece of bread in lieu of a sugary treat. I have always had a slight weakness for white chocolate, however – the combo of sweet and slightly salty has always been a palette pleaser. Because of the simplicity of Kate’s mom’s recipe, I thought why not try it with white chocolate. Throw out all your preconceived notions of “brownies” – this one is a total winner. The bars are dense and moist like a brownie, but also light and slightly crumbly like cake. Best of all, the crunch from the walnuts and the slight saltiness of the treats make it a total winner. My mom, after trying them for the first time, said that they reminded her of these coconut cakes they make in Brazil. It goes to show you that you can take the girl out of Brazil, but you can’t take Brazil out of…you know the rest. Continue reading White Chocolate Walnut Brownies