Hey guys, remember me? The crazy lady who likes to bake foods based on Marvel movies and is a little bit obsessed with the Great British Baking Show? I’m back! Long time no see! I’ve been a bit consumed with life stuff lately, so I haven’t had much time or inclination to write. I’m not going to get into that right now, but I will at least say that things are finally starting to settle down and I’m starting to get back into the mood to do what I love: bake!
Sometimes, you just need a brownie, and this weekend was one of those times. I’ve made some weird brownies for this blog before (on more than one occasion), but this time, I resorted to my old standby: garbage brownies.
I bake interesting and delicious things all the time (if I do say so myself), but sometimes I just want some brownies. I like them dense and fudgy with more chocolate chips inside than a brownie has any right to contain. Boxed brownies with a mess of broken candy (known fondly around my home as “garbage brownies”) are a treat I rarely allow myself to indulge in these days. However, garbage brownies wouldn’t make for a particularly interesting post, now would they? That’s where red velvet and beets decided to barge into the picture.
This past weekend saw a dear friend grow another year awesomer. In an effort to pay tribute to our shared interests and history, I decided I wanted to bake something with potatoes this week. (Because nothing says friendship like potatoes. :-P) Since this friend is also a great lover of chocolate, brownies seemed to be a natural choice.