Friday, March 27, 2009

Dinner and a Movie Friday

Any one who reads my blog knows on Friday I like to share about a movie. I try not to be negative. Sorry I can not help it on this one. Since the Academy Awards we have not had much to choose from. We were so looking forward to seeing this movie. Do not waste your time or hard earned money. I love Julia and Clive is not hard on the eyes either. But Duplicity did not do either actor justice. They are both corporate spies working for different companies. The movie jumps around constantly. Just watch the trailers they are the best part of the movie. I will say Clive and Julia have a lot of chemistry. Rated PG13.

Back to food. My mother in law got this lovely Brownie recipe from her friend JoAnn who sits by her at the Opera. This is a very easy recipe with a few unique items. One being Buttermilk Powder I had never heard of such a thing. The Buttermilk Powder was easy to find at the grocery store. It also tells on the can how to use if you don't have buttermilk for a recipe you can substitute the buttermilk powder. The brownies were to die for, crusty on the outside and chewy in the middle. The instant coffee softens the chocolate flavor. I know they look like PLAYBOY brownies, after I put the cookie cutter on top. I had to chuckle.

JoAnn's Opera Lady Brownies

1 box of Brownie Mix (I used Betty Crocker)
3 eggs
4 tablespoons cocoa
4 tablespoons instant coffee
4 tablespoons buttermilk powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 chopped nuts pecans or walnuts
1/4 cup milk

Follow the Brownie Mix direction on the box replacing the water with milk. Add an extra egg and the other ingredients listed above. Bake according to direction on box.

Thank You JoAnn for this great recipe


I also got an award from Teresa at A Blog About Food I love Teresa's blog and she's always got such incredible looking food. Thanks so much Teresa, it's a really cute award!

Along with the award came this little quote:

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated."It also says : "Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

So I would like to pass this on to a few food bloggers:

Tami from Tamis Kitchen
Gianina from GianinaCucina
Steph from Live Love Eat
Coleen from Coleens Recipes


teresa said...

Mmm, the brownies look awesome! Thanks for the movie review, I wasn't quite sure if I'd like the movie or not, this gives me a pretty good idea!

Mary said...

The brownies look very nice. I'll bet the buttermilk gave them a special extra tang that must be delicious.

Coleen's Recipes said...

The "Playboy Brownies" (snicker) look yummy. I've been craving a good brownie. Thank you VERY much for the award, you are very kind.

Tami said...

I never would've thought that you were a Playboy fan. heehee!

I can't wait to try these brownies!

Thank you so much for the award! My blog will wear it proudly!

Jo said...

These brownies look great!

Shame about Duplicity... might wait til it's released on DVD now...thanks for the tip!!

Great blog by the way too!

Barbara Bakes said...

Sounds like a great way to dress up a brownie mix!

Connie Weiss said...

I really wanted to see that movie....I think I will wait for the DVD!

What a great way to jazz up a brownie mix!

Donna-FFW said...

Those brownies sound awesome, Ive never heard of buttermilk powder either, they lok almost cake-like, MMM. LOVE the decoration!

Mommy Gourmet said...

Man those look so good!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Awe, thank you so much. This is a really sweet award, you've made my day!!!!!!