February 1, 2015
I’m baking so much these days that I don’t have to do much dessert planning. Rick turned 55 this year and all I had to do was scan what was scheduled on the Baking Bible calendar to find one that would set him a-flight. Chocolate Brownies with chocolate shortbread and chocolate ice cream is about as dreamy a dessert as it gets for Captain Canada. So I invited a few friends to the house, made pizza dough, made an chocolate ice cream custard, chose a 70’s mix off Spotify, mixed a few Gin and tonics, put some beer in the fridge, took a shower and put on an old t-shirt, just because. The Fudgy Pudgy Brownie Tart was wonderful. I just loved the whole set up. So I put a candle in each person’s dessert and asked everyone to make a wish for Rick. I thought several wishes was better than his one. The brownies were really good: chewy, creamy, and crunchy from the cookie crust. The chocolate ice cream was very bittersweet and added a cocoa-y flavour. Overall, I couldn’t have asked for more. Rick was really happy.
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