Wednesday, July 1, 2020

God's One True Brownie + a Giant Sale

 *Compensated affiliate links used where possible at zero cost to you. No posts are ever sponsored or paid.*

I know we've all been doing a lot of baking. America went from low carb to an all bread diet in five minutes in March. We don't eat very much bread, so that hasn't really become part of our lives lately, but for some reason, I have baked a few more sweet things than normal - mostly because I don't want to waste bananas, etc. 

But I had some of my favorite dairy-free chocolate morsels before all this started, and found an AMAZING brownie recipe that very closely resembles a confection from a local company called Miles of Chocolate. Miles of Chocolate is a refrigerated, brownie like bar with a chewy edge, but a very dense, truffly, fudgy center. It's AMAZING. Sadly, I can't have it any more, because it has dairy, but this brownie recipe is DEAD ON if you do one simple thing with the brownies - put them in the fridge. The already fudgy brownies get denser and get that truffle-like center to them. They are so incredible I dubbed them Pandemic Breakfast Brownies. You know - because nothing matters anymore.

So stay tuned for the recipe - but first - I'm a guest of Picket Fence Studios today! They have TWO exciting things happening - an AMAZING sale, and they are Simon Says Stamp's Brand of the Month! Follow that link throughout the month for giveaways and surprises! I'm so happy for them - they are such sweet people and work harder than anyone I know.

I used their Geo Pineapple Stencil and Paper Artsy Infusions for a 2-for-1 technique for today's cards. I finished them with Margarita and Irish Coffee Sequins. The sentiments are from this reverse sentiment strip set. I love the way the black makes the sentiments pop.

Here's the second part of the twofer technique. So fun and different.

So here's the video! Come back for brownies! :) 

Geo Pineapple Stencil – Picket Fence...
[ PFS ]
Sequin Mixes. The Entire Collection –...
[ PFS ]
Paper Artsy GREEN MAN Infusions...
[ SSS | JGG ]
Simon Says Stamp SENTIMENT STRIPS...
[ SSS ]
Pre-Cut & Scored Cardstock
[ CTC ]
Sakura CLASSIC WHITE Fine Line 05...
[ SSS ]
Art Anthology BIG CRAFT MAT 24x36 311473
[ SSS ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT | UNT ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
LightView 2in1 LED Magnifier for...
[ BRG ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring...
[ SSS ]
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Die Storage - Clear Storage Pockets...
[ CHC ]
XL Stamp Storage Pockets
[ ELH ]
Mermaid tidy towel case and glue...
[ ETS ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | CST ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]
All – Picket Fence Studios
[ PFS ]
Picket Fence Studios
[ SSS ]

I don't know what the magic is in this recipe, but it's magic. Here is the original dairy version, and here are my edits:

I weigh everything when I bake, so weights are included. 

1 1/4 cups (249 grams) sugar - 1/3 cane sugar (83 g), 2/3 brown sugar (166 g)
5 tablespoons (71 grams) Miyoko’s vegan butter
2 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk, cold
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup (75 grams) Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder
1/3 cup avocado oil
1/2 cup (63 grams) all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (128 grams) Enjoy Life Allergen-Free semi sweet morsels

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a 8 by 8-inch pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
In a microwave safe bowl, add the butter and sugar. Microwave for about 1 minute, or until the butter is melted. Whisk in the eggs, egg yolk, and vanilla. Stir in the oil and cocoa powder.

With a rubber spatula, stir in the flour, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Spread the brownie batter evenly into the prepared pan. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until the brownies are set and a cake tested inserted into the center has moist crumbs attached. Do not overcook. Let cool completely before cutting and serving. Store in the fridge for truffley goodness.

Don't forget - my large zippered project bags are still for sale - made from my own art. And, of course, the Perfection is For Serial Killers gear :).

Click the graphic below to enjoy a sale and free shipping at Picket Fence Studios this weekend!

I hope you have some new traditions to build this 4th of July, since it certainly won't look like any other. Let's face it with creativity. Our Pandemic Cocktail live will still go on on Saturday at 4 PM Central time - just follow @latishayoast on Instagram to see when we are live. The theme is red, white and booze, and I have a simple and beautiful drink for you!

Stay safe. 


15% off anything at Marker Universe or any of their other sites - Understandblue15.
10% off the whole store at A Colorful Life Designs - LydiaFan10
5% off at LBC here with code LYDIA5
10% off sitewide at Arteza here with code Understandblue6 through 7.31.2020
Phone stand for filming link below in the banner - 20% off sitewide with code UNDERSTANDBLUE


  1. I love these! Maddie did a great job holding your hand! And- is it wrong if I went to check out the brownie recipe FIRST, and THEN went back to watch the video? :)

  2. The pineapple cards are super awesome and creative. I really like how the stripe on the side brings in all of the embossing colors. I don't use my stencils enough but a twofer is an incentive to get them out and play.

  3. Gorgeous card. My dairy has a milk protein allergy so will definitely be trying your brownie recipe. Thanks for sharing
    Mrs H's Crafty Corner

  4. OH! I was just over at SCS looking at these and decided to stop by for a second. I ADORE your assistant! That sweet black paw! Your cards are fabulous. I recently made several background with this method. I usually get a lot of white space in my 2nd pull. I love how a recent one turned out but there is a lot of white and I am wondering how I can use it. This is one of those times, I would really like to be sitting next to you, because I have a feeling you would know what to do with it! :)


Every time you leave a comment, a new LOLcat is born. ALSO - don't panic if you don't see your comment right away - I moderate my comments to keep those spammers out, so your comment will show up in short order. Unless you're linking me to Russian brides or Nigerian princes.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...