Forgive me, followers, it's been too long since my last post.
To repent, I've got a whole lotta pretty pictures I took of these low-fat brownies I attempted a while back. Unfortunately, they weren't a complete success--texture was a bit off, but more experimentation is planned--so I won't be sharing the recipe just yet. Instead, let's eat with our eyes (that's diet-friendly, no?...) and look at this brownie sundae as it gets constructed...
I cut a brownie from the dense, dark 'block'. It had a great chocolate flavor, but it had pretty chewy, almost gummy, texture, which could use some work. They also kind of looked like moon rocks...
To lighten things up, I scooped out some Cool Whip Free...
To add some color and sweetness, I draped--yes, draped--some fresh berries around the brownie.
While they were brilliant on their own, the strawberries and raspberries were jazzed up with some sweetened white wine.
With the berries on top, the sundae needed just a little something else. Crunch. Cue cocoa nibs--their bitter, intense chocolate flavor highlighting the sweet toppings nicely.
Although I would have liked the brownie's taste to live up to the sundae's looks, it was a good first try. Dressed up, the brownie looked decadent, and was even good for you (as far as sundae's go).
I'll take that. And another of these sundaes, please.
Hey! I'm Matt, a college student from New Jersey going to school at Brown University up in lovely Rhode Island. But what's not always so lovely is dealing with the stresses of college life away from the comforts of home. To survive all the turmoil, I've decided to turn to the practice of baking. No, really. Here's my take on things: After two (omg) more semesters of craziness, maybe I'll get a degree, but right now all I've got is the sweet tooth I get from my dad, the love of baking I get from my mom and grandmas, and some kitchens in frat houses and the other ends of campus. That said... I have no idea if these shenanigans will end up being therapeutic or just a pain in the tush, but finding out should be delicious.