I need a dessert idea...
My husband has had the week from hell at work and I'm making him a special meal tonight to make up for it. He loves soup, so I'm making him Vegetable Beef Soup with home made rosemary foccacia bread.
However, I'm getting stuck for an idea. Here's what I've got:
Brown and white sugars
I suppose I could just make chocolate chip cookies, which I know he loves. But I'd like to make something REALLY special.
I just made a batch of fudgy brownies that my husband loves. I think you've got all the ingredients you need.
1 stick butter
1/3 cup cocoa
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract (oops! Do you have this?)
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup chopped almonds (or any other nuts)
Melt the butter in a the microwave or on stovetop. Add cocoa, then sugar until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well to blend. Add vanilla. Mix in flour and salt. Fold in nuts. Turn out into an 8" square buttered pan. Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.
I usually don't frost these, but you could melt some of the chocolate chips, allow it to cool slightly, then stir in sour cream.
Awwww! A hearty "Right on!" to your entire post, but particularly the last sentence.
Just as a twist, you can make tollhouse cookie pie out of those ingredients. Even you don't have a crust, it's still a bit of a different spin on an old fave if that's what you're after.
Have a great weekend...I hope all the home-cooked goodies help melt away your husband's hellish week.