Woody’s Black and White Brownies

Busy weekend! I actually made these brownies twice – once on Friday morning, minus the toppings (and without the cream cheese — oops!) and once on Sunday afternoon (today). As I write, the second batch is on its last round of cooling in the fridge. Hopefully I’ll write this up quickly enough that I can go grab a piece before it’s time for bed. On Thursday, I made a vague plan to make these brownies on Friday, for my monthly baking delivery to my friend Gilad. Trouble was, I was meeting my husband for lunch, near where Gilad now works, and I didn’t have all the ingredients I needed. I was primarily missing chocolate. You know, the important part of a brownie. Anyway, long story short, after I got home from a grocery run, and looked more closely at the recipe, I knew there was no way I’d get all the components made in one morning. I was lucky to have just the brownies cool enough to put in a container by lunch! I figured it wouldn’t make any difference to my friend, though, and he’d be happy with the brownies on their own. So, this post is a combination of pictures from the first batch, which I made on Friday, and the second batch, which was made today.

What did I do in between? Super mini 16 year high school reunion, after attending a concert at the Jackson-Triggs winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

High school reunion
I don’t often feel short 😀

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Sybil’s Pecan Torte with Coffee Cream

I’ll state right up front that I don’t really like pecans, and I absolutely abhor coffee (though I don’t mind the smell of it). That’s why I decided to make this week’s heavenly cake. That makes no sense, you say? Well, my logic goes like this: Rose’s recipes have a tendency to change peoples’ minds about certain flavour combinations. See posts from the other members of the group about the instant tea in the ganache from last week’s cake for an example.

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