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December 27, 2016

EAT MY BLOG!

Now that I've got your attention, and, no, I haven't gone mad, I'd like to share with you a decadent little chocolate lover's dessert I made for Christmas, a brownie log, or "blog", for short.  Perhaps you'd like to serve blog for New Year's.
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©Linda Nelson 2016
This is what you'll need -
  • a simple fudgey brownie recipe (for an 8" square pan)
  • chocolate-hazelnut spread (such as Nutella)
  • confectionary sugar
  • rolling pin
  • parchment paper
Begin by baking your fudgey brownie recipe for the minimum time allowed.  It's very important that it's a fudgey brownie recipe, not a cake-like one.  When it has cooled to room temperature, invert the pan onto a sheet of parchment paper roughly 16" long.  Remove the pan and place another 16" length of parchment paper on top of the brownie.  Using your rolling pin, roll the brownie out to a thickness of about 1/4" thick and to roughly measure 10"x13".
linda nelson at the createaerie
©Linda Nelson 2016
Peel the top piece of parchment paper off and trim away the irregular edges of the brownie so that you have a nicely shaped rectangle.  Use the trim pieces to "spackle" any areas as needed.  Using a cake icing spatula or butter knife, cover the entire surface of the brownie with a thin layer of the chocolate-hazelnut spread (about 1/2-3/4 cup).  Use the bottom sheet of parchment paper to assist you in rolling up your brownie into a tight log (do not roll the paper up with it!).  Now, wrap the log up in the paper and gently squeeze it on all sides to secure the brownie's contact with itself.   Set aside until serving time.
linda nelson at the createaerie
©Linda Nelson 2016
When you're ready to serve the blog to your guests, simply dust it with confectionary sugar and slice.
linda nelson at the createaerie

That's all there is to it.

So, to ring in the New Year, eat my blog!


6 comments:

  1. Death by chocolate! Happy New Year Linda!

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    1. Thank you, Gail. Happy New Year to you!

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    1. It is very easy to make and very yummy to eat! Happy New Year, Carole!

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  3. That looks amazing. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Funtastic Friday linky party!

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    1. Thank you for hosting Funtastic Friday, Debra!

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