Before the sun came back I was down and depressed by the weather. So depressed I lapsed back into old baking habits and made some low fat Betty Crocker brownies. Well the package also says fudge but you don’t bake fudge!
Now you know I try and make everything myself but on this dark and sad day, I didn’t care. I just wanted a chocolate brownie and for a boxed mix, this one isn’t too bad. I made them for years before I taught myself how to bake. I still think they are a lot better than a lot of homemade brownies that contain tons of egg yolks and butter.
You just add some water and an egg and mix together, no more than 50 strokes with a wooden spoon!
I line a square baking pan with parchment and put it in the oven.
These were a treat considering I had zero energy to make anything. Thankfully the weather has improved hugely before the end of our vacation, not after it! My spirits are doing much better as a result although I am back to living on smoothies and salads.
Today I am asking, how do you cheat in the kitchen? Is there a product out there you like and want to recommend? There are days we just can not do everything ourselves and I would love to know who you’re cheating with in the kitchen if you’re not too ashamed to admit it?