This chilly weather has put my cravings for comfort food into overdrive. After not baking for months, I’ve baked twice in the last week. On Sunday, I made Alice Medrich's Best Cocoa Brownies. But this time, in addition to toasted pecans, I added a little bit more kosher salt than the ¼ teaspoon the recipe calls for and stirred in a handful of chocolate chips right before I put the pan in the oven.
O-M-G, they tasted so good I thought I might cry. Each bite was a little piece of sweet + salty-chocolaty heaven. The other night, I let our 2-year-old try a little piece. He usually eats like a bird, even when it comes to sweets. But he downed that brownie so fast and asked for more (“choc-o-lit? choc-o-lit?”) before I could even cut myself a piece.
They’re long gone now, but I'm still craving them. I might have to make another batch this weekend.