Greetings, loyal friends.
I’m very happy to say that the Grasshopper Brownies of Dooooom were a huge, huge hit at the event I threw last night with the illustrious Katelan Foisy. A few of our guests were so besotted with the place that they didn’t want to leave until the wee hours of the morning– meaning that I managed to crawl home on the subway circa 2am. Now, I’m the type of person that simply can’t get home and flop into bed– I need at least an hour of “me time” before retiring. Last night, this entailed an old episode of Dr. Who and a cup of chamomile, before finally getting some z’s circa 3am.
This absolutely lovely chain of events unfortunately lead to a screaming headache and general sluggishness when I woke up this morning at 9. Since the weather outside is frightful, I’m doing some work from home– meaning access to my oven. Nothing soothes the insomnia-ridden soul like a freshly baked breakfast, especially one made with heavy cream and dipped in melted butter.
- I preheated the oven to 425 degrees.
- In a large bowl, put together 2 cups flour, 1 tbsp baking powder (yes, a whole tbsp), 2 tsps sugar, and 1 tsp sea salt, and fluffed the whole mix with a fork.
- Stirring consistently, I poured in 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream. The batter looked too coarse and mealy, so I had to add in about 1/2 cup more cream. It was still coarse and mealy, but heldtogether.
- I turned the batter out onto a floured surface, and kneaded it all together for about a minute. The dough doesn’t need to be smooth or elastic, it just needs to be all sorta sticking to itself.
- I patted the thing into a kinda-sorta square about an inch thick. Thicker than the recipe says, but I’m a rebel.
- I cut the square into 8 squarish bits, dipped those bits into a bowl of melted butter. This pleases the Insomnibaker.
- I arranged the creamy, buttery bits on an ungreased baking pan, and baked the biscuits for 15 minutes, until they were puffy and browned and scrumptious.
Verdict: Good for what ails ya!! These are flakey and fattening and perfect, especially with a steaming cup of Earl Grey tea and fig preserves. Your Inomnibaker is now ready for a productive day of emails and biscuits. Tah!