you're going to learn two things about me today, one of them i may have touched up on a few times on this here space, and that is: i like easy reading, anything from smut to young adult and i prefer boxed brownies. i know. don't judge me.
"I go to seek a Great Perhaps." That's why I'm going. So I don't have to wait until I die to start seeking a Great Perhaps." ~looking for alaska by john green via François Rabelais.
in the context of that quote it's about a kid who is in search of himself, essentially being emo. in the context of this blog post, i have been in search for the ultimate from-scratch brownie recipe for a long time. i can't tell you how many times i've made brownies and been meh about it.
i regret to inform that today's recipe is also meh but i wanted to share it with you anyway. if we're being honest here, despite the averageness of these brownies, they were still enjoyed by us. we packed them in our lunches, to nibble on during our 3pm snack time, or had them for dessert after dinner, until the final crumb was brushed off and i could go back to my hunt for the ultimate recipe.
i guess i should mention why they were just eh. they were heavy. while i enjoyed the notes of PB i would've gladly done without if it garnered a fluffier, less dense end result. it was also quite oily, which may be in part due to using the soy margarine itself or because it was TWO FRIGGIN STICKS of the stuff. if that's your kinda thing, this recipe is for you. meanwhile, valerie recently made sweet & salty brownies and shanna finished a john green novel, the fault in our stars early this month, which prompted me to remember that Great Perhaps quote.
adapted from buns in my oven