Hi All!! TGIF!!!!!
The weekend is coming and it will be a busy one-but we want to give you all a heads up. We've been asked to review a fantabulous product by CSN Stores and we're pretty excited.
Have you been to CSN ?? They have over 200 online stores and are well on their way to becoming a household name- they've already managed to become one of the top 3 online retailers nationwide. Everything from dining room tables to rugs to (my favorite) cookware to (be still my heart!) gorgeous tableware !! And for you DIYers like us, even construction equipment !! The prices my husband and I have checked out have been quite reasonable and we're pretty frugal, so that's a definite plus
And how can you not love a company that gives back to it's community?? Stay tuned...
I really had no intention of blogging today, but Miss Allie is insisting I post this as she sits here groaning with chocoholic pleasure! One of my morning blog reads with my coffee is always The English Kitchen Marie is a fabulous cook and makes everyone welcome in her charming kitchen in Chester. When I saw this one, I just KNEW my darling daughter would love it and boy, was I right!!
Fudge Brownie Pie
Makes one 9 inch pie
3/4 cup of flour
1 cup of caster sugar
1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
4 ounces butter, melted
2 large eggs, beaten
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup of chopped toasted pecans (I omitted because my nutty daughter won't EAT nuts!)
2 handfuls of mini marshmallows
For the frosting:
2 ounces butter, melted
1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
1/4 cup evaporated milk
8 ounces icing sugar, sifted (for me this was about 1 1/2 cups)
Preheat the oven to 350*F. Butter a 9 inch flan pan with a removeable bottom well and then set aside.
Whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Beat together the butter, eggs and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and mix until smooth. Stir in the toasted nuts. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake on a middle shelf of the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Immediately sprinkle the marshmallows on top and return to the oven for a few minutes to melt the marshmallows. Remove from the oven and carefully spread the chocolate frosting over top.
To make the chocolate frosting mix all ingredients together in a bowl, beating with an eletric whisk until smooth and thick. Spread on the hot marshmallows.
Let cool completely. Cut into wedges to serve. Serve with vanilla ice cream if you REALLY want to go over the top.
a little goes a long way...mmmmm...
Buon Cibo, Buon Amici,
Pattie and Allie (who is wiping the chocolate off her face)