Friday, June 18, 2010
Just for fun
I like to make things ahead of time for when I'm in a hurry. One of my favorite "homemade mixes" is Sand art Brownies. These are made in a quart jar or several quart jars if you feel rich and ambitious and stored in your pantry until you need a quick, fun, rich dessert. Being Father's day we naturally think of fun treats for dad.
This idea suggest that there are other cookie or cake mixes that could be stored this way as part of our short term food storage. Think of your favorites and see what you come up with. Try these little gems for a fun treat. They also make great neighbor gifts.
SANDART BROWNIES MIX
Layer in order given in a quart jar:
2/3 t. salt (scant ¾ t.)
½ c. plus 2 T. flour
1/3 c. cocoa
½ c. flour
2/3 c. brown sugar (do not pack in jar)
2/3 c. white sugar
½ c. semi sweet chocolate chips
½ c. white chips
Chopped nuts to fill jar
To use: Mix contents of jar with 1 t. vanilla, 2/3 c. vegetable oil and 3 eggs. Bake in a greased 9x9” pan at 350º for 27-32 minutes. So much better than store bought mixes.
Helpful hint: To make 1 dozen jars you will need 12 oz. cocoa, 42 oz. each of semi-sweet and white chips, 32 oz. nuts and 50 oz. brown sugar and 5 lbs. each of flour and white sugar.