Friday, March 02, 2007

Chocolate is well known for the feelings of happiness and energy that indulgence can give. Apparently, according to scientists, it is chock full of chemicals know to pick us up; caffeine, theobromine, and phenylethylamine among the 300 chemicals found in chocolate. I don't know a whole lot about that, but I do know that when our family could use a little pick me up, chocolate is a great place to start. It makes me feel better just to unwrap a glossy, smooth block of dark chocolate. It seems almost wrong to mar it with my fingerprints.

Chocolate Macadamia Brownies were the order of the week. I discovered a scrumptious recipe in this month's Delicious and simply had to try it. As you can see, the results were wonderful, moist, and rich, just the chocolate fix we were looking for. I won't put the recipe up, due to copyright issues, but I urge you to find a copy of this magazine, I swear it's cooking heaven. I can't read an issue without finding loads of recipes I simply must try!


xsquared said...

Yum! Now I'm craving chocolate!

Pam said...

Oh my gosh, that looks simply SINFUL! The chocolate bar doesn't look to bad right now either =)

Kelleigh said...

Ah you get Delcious too! Me sometimes, it's one of the better cooking magazines available in Australia. The brownies look wonderful. I haven't tried the Delicious recipe, however I know that I do like Nigella Lawson's brownie recipes in How to Be a Domestic Goddess.