Friday 5: Broken Blogger and Mmmmm…. brownies!

1. Blogger has been broken when it comes to making comments (or even reading). So if you haven’t heard from me and you usually do, that is probably why! It’s not for my lack of trying to comment.

2. It drives me crazy to not be able to comment on your posts! I’ve read some great ones and Blogger renders me “speechless.”  Grrrr…

3. The house is still for sale. We haven’t had anyone in to look in the past 12 days.  Frustrating doesn’t even begin to cover the feelings I’m going through.

4. It’s definitely been a week for comfort food.

5.  Betty at asked me to share my homemade brownie recipe. Here it is:

4  squares (1 ounce each) of unsweetened baking chocolate
1/2 cup of shortening (a little more if you like really fudgy brownies)
2 tsp. Vanilla
4 eggs
2 cups of Sugar
1 cup of flour
1 cup of chopped nuts (optional — I leave them out)

Using a large saucepan on the stove, slowly melt chocolate and shortening, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, add vanilla and eggs (stir quickly so eggs don’t cook!) then the sugar. Sift in the flour to avoid lumps, stir thoroughly. Add nuts if desired.

Transfer batter into a 9″ X 13″ X 2″ greased pan. Bake at 350°F for approximately 30 minutes, or until it tests done with a toothpick. Let cool before slicing with a sharp knife. Brownies should be moist and fudgy (esp. if you are a bit generous with the shortening).

What is your favorite comfort food?

10 responses to “Friday 5: Broken Blogger and Mmmmm…. brownies!

  1. Thanks so much for the recipe! I will definitely try it.
    I know what you mean about Blogger. Yesterday I tried to comment on many blogs, but couldn´t. VERY frustrating. I sure hope this comment goes through.

    Good luck on selling your house!

  2. I think that my favorite comfort food changes, but lately I have been on a grilled tuna melt kick. I’ve had a few each of the last several weeks. So good.

  3. mmmm, that sounds so good! I found out blogger was done last night when I went to do the Friday Fill-Ins. My cousin asked me for the questions so she’s the only one that’s done it this week LMAO!

  4. Mango salsa is my comfort food. Found the recipe last summer and have made it numerous times all winter – despite the price of mangoes and passion fruit. I figure I deserve it!
    Really creamy ice cream with light chocolate covering is another love affair, but lately the stores haven’t stocked the right kind… Just as well!

  5. Oh chocolate.. always chocolate.. so these brownies sound yummy!

    Yup Blogger is slowly getting back to normal. Just as well you couldn’t comment.. the comments are all lost from the past couple of days. Really, it’s the first serious problem I’ve ever encountered with Blogger.. so I’m not complaining.

  6. I haven’t had a yummy homemade brownie in forever. Mac and cheese is my favorite comfort food and I haven’t had that in a long time, either–deliberately!

    That’s so frustrating about the house. How much time do you have left before you have to leave?

  7. LOVE fudgey, chewy brownies.

  8. Oh, so sorry to hear about the house!

    Comfort food: chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate!

  9. Oh, that recipe sounds wonderful! I am sure the right person for your house is just around the corner, but I know how frustrating it can be to sit on a property.
    Speaking of frustrating – blogger didn’t tell me about your previous two posts either…love both versions!

  10. Bloggers back!!! come back!!

    We’ll have cookies!