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Mississippi Mud Brownies

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This recipe I’ve made for a while, but at some point I started making it and thinking strictly about my friend Dawn. When My husband and I first married, we lived in his town. It’s about 45 minutes from my hometown. I’m a pretty quiet person in general, but as years go by I’m more outspoken. For the longest time, I felt very uneasy around my husbands family. I suppose I was afraid they wouldn’t like me, or maybe I was afraid that I’d be embarrassed if I did something wrong. When I was growing up I was taught that you don’t speak unless you’re spoken to, you don’t talk while adults are talking, and you definitely don’t ask for anything, no matter what. I guess I have bad self esteem or something, because I always feel like I wasn’t good enough or maybe I just felt like I wasn’t very likable. I’m not sure. Years have taught me different. I just needed them to get to know me and me them to ease that.

I didn’t know anyone but hubby’s family when I lived there. Finally, one of his friends from the military and his then girlfriend lived with us for a short period of time, until they could find their own home. While I’m not longer friends with this person, I ended up meeting her children’s step mom, Dawn. Dawn and I are still friends over ten years later. She’s one of the prettiest, kindest, most loving woman I had met in a long time at this point. She was raising two kids that weren’t hers, like they were hers. She had just found out she was pregnant too. She was having TWIN BOYS. Here she was one girl and four boys, five including her husband.  I remember she was having a rough time and I told her I was making some brownies. She thought they sounded so good, she asked if I’d make some for her. I thought why not? I made it for her and she ended up eating the whole pan. Ever since then I think of her whenever I made the brownies. Then I get to thinking about the twins birth. I was very honored to be able to visit them in the hospital. They were the cutest babies ever.

Brownies:

4 oz unsweet chocolate bar chopped

2 sticks of unsalted butter

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1/3 cup Dutch processed cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups sugar

5 large eggs

Topping:

3/ cup marshmallow crème

1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

2 teaspoons vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 325. Line a 13×9 pan with foil. Spray foil with cooking spray. Melt unsweet chocolate with butter. Be careful not to burn. Separately combine flour, cocoa, and salt. Whisk sugar and eggs in a separate bowl. Whisk in melted chocolate mixture. Stir in flour mixture until no flour streaks remain. Scrap batter into the prepared dish. Bake for about 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  Spoon marshmallow crème over brownies and let set until softened. Microwave chocolate chips and oil in a small bowl. Drizzle the chocolate over top of the marshmallow with a spoon.

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