My little girls got this for Christmas …
Their very own set of baking bowls and utensils. They were overly ecstatic when they realized that this meant they could bake something on their own.
The kit came with a recipe for Rocky Road Brownies. Yum, is what I said! I was more than willing to help the girls try out their new toy.
The recipe’s ingredients:
1/2 cup of unsalted butter
1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
3/4 cup of all-purpose flower
1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts
2 large eggs
1 cup mini marshmallows
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Rub butter over bottom and along sides of a 8-inch-square baking pan. Spread a long piece of parchment paper over the bottom of the pan, letting it hang over on two sides; rub butter on the paper.
2. Set a heatproof bowl (not in) over a saucepan of simmering water, and put the butter and 1 cup of chocolate chips in the bowl. Heat them for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they’re just melted.
3. Turn off the simmering water, and take the bowl out. Stir the sugars and salt into the chocolate mixture, then the eggs, and finally the flour, stirring until the batter is just mixed. Spread the batter evenly in the baking pan. Put brownie mixture into the oven and bake 30-35 minutes until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out with moist crumbs attached.
4. Sprinkle the brownie pan with remaining chocolate chips, then marshmallows and nuts. Bake about 5 minutes more until the chocolate is shiny and marshmallows are puffed. Let the brownies cool completely in the pan, then pull up on the overhanging paper to lift them out. Cut them into squares.
5. Eat them!
Note: We substituted a few ingredients.
*Instead of white mini marshmallows we used rainbow coloured ones. Don’t do this. Changes the taste of the brownie.
*Instead of chocolate chips we used sweetened Baker’s Chocolate. Don’t do this. I think the milk chocolate chips would have tasted much better in the brownie mixture.
Of course the girls think the brownies turned out fabulous and insist on munching them up quickly. The girls are grateful that their Grandma Mary’s sisters bought them such a gift for Christmas and plan on becoming the best little bakers this side of the continent!
Our next baking adventure will be … Chocolate Cupcakes … so stay tuned!