When you don’t have certain basics in your kitchen, it kind of forces you to get creative.
These brownies are slightly sour because they have plain yogurt instead of eggs in them. We haven’t had eggs in the apartment for a while which is kind of unusual because my roommates eat so much of them… But I don’t feel like leaving the house to go buy them, so Google told me to use tofu or yogurt as a substitute. Considering I’m all out of tofu as well, I decided to use my last half cup of plain yogurt.
These brownies do, however, have sugar, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips, so don’t think that they’re good for a diet or something ridiculous like that. No no no. The only bad thing about them is that they don’t have edges. I am such an idiot. I put them in muffin papers b/c I wanted one less pan to clean but I didn’t think ahead enough to realize that they wouldn’t have chewy edges because no contact with the pan. MORON!!! -____-
I’ve been craving brownies since last week or so. I think I’ve had too much to deal with lately, and it’s all been catching up to me. Just been one of those weeks where all I can think is,
“Life’s been good lately…. so why do I keep wishing for a freak accidental death?”
I’m sure there is some Freudian, subconscious, underlying root to it all that I haven’t figured out yet, but morale has been low recently. I want to just quit school and live in a temple for a year or something. I heard a presentation in class about Teach for America today and even that sounded good. Then, I started thinking about Peace Corps or teaching English in Japan or Korea. And of course all of this is me wanting to run away from my problems.
But today, brownies will fix it all.
Now if only I could get someone to do my grocery shopping for me..
1 stick of butter, melted
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup plain yogurt (or 2 eggs)
3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a muffin tin.
Combine the melted butter, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each, until thoroughly blended.
Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Gradually stir the flour mixture into the chocolate mixture until blended. Stir in the chocolate morsels. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking dish.
Bake in preheated oven until an inserted toothpick comes out clean, 25-30 minutes. Remove, and cool pan on wire rack before cutting