Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy July 4th!!!

Dessert Number One (Number Two to come later):

This couldn’t be easier. Take your favorite brownie recipe and bake it thin. You can find mine here. Usually I bake the brownies for 40 minutes in an 8 square pan. This time, I baked them in a jelly roll pan for only 11 minutes.

I pre-scooped and pre-froze small scoops of vanilla ice cream.

I made a chocolate sauce in about 25 seconds by boiling 1 cup of cream, taking it off the heat and throwing in 1½ cups of chocolate chips and stirring like crazy. When it was nice and smooth, I added 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Brandy would have been good, too.

I cut the brownies into circles and placed the frozen scoops of ice cream just so and spooned over some chocolate sauce. Garnish with a strawberry and voila, an (almost) instant dessert.


This is the beginning of a wonderful potato salad. Go here for the complete recipe.


Emily said...

Aw yeah! Does that look good or what?! Brownies are the best. Hope you and your family had a great fourth of July.

DebCarol said...

And a Happy 4th back at ya Sue! Thanks for the terrific potato salad recipe. Great idea to get away from the tired old mayo kind. And checked out your "page" .... chick pea salad looks amazing and so does the tomato barbeque sauce. Great ideas, big on flavor.

Sue said...

Thanks, Em, everything was good. I hope you had great fireworks for your birthday yesterday.

Thank you so much DC! I love that potato salad. July 4th is definitely the time for old favorites and traditional recipes.