*I wrote this post last night just as the hurricane was starting to hit, but my power went out mid-post. If you need a testament to how good these brownies are, there are only 4 left less than 24 hours later!)
Considering my first reaction to most crises is baking, it’s no surprise that I turned to baking in the midst of today’s (mild) natural disaster.
The only issue with rainstorm baking is that running out to the store to grab whatever you’re missing becomes a bit more difficult. So, this evening I went through the pantry and came up with a recipe that used minimal ingredients, with maximum mix-ins.
Totally worth braving a hurricane for.
adapted from Gracie’s Cake Batter Blondies
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup roasted salted peanuts
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup Nutella
My mom and I each had one warm from the oven, but these are actually even better when cooled. They get insanely chewy and dense- perfect for a glass of milk. (If I liked to drink milk straight-up. Sometimes I wish I liked the stuff solo just because it goes so well with cookies and the like.)
Word of warning: don’t be surprised if these magically disappear and you can’t figure out why you feel so icky. No power = lots of nibbling instead of electronic activities!
Currently, I’m still home in PA. The MTA has suspended most forms of public transportation, including subways and trains, so hopefully they get things cleaned up soon and I’ll back in the city in time for school tomorrow!
How did you spend your weekend? Were you at all affected by Hurricane Irene?