So now that Easter is over, I asked myself this morning, “What should I do today?” The answer is easy, of course. Bake! But after making truffles and cake pops for Easter, it would have to be something really special. Something outrageous. And chocolate. After all, it is Easter Monday, the beginning of a new week and in many countries around the world, still a public holiday. So, inspired by the small pile of dark chocolate candy my youngest set aside for me from her Easter egg hunt gatherings, I decided on Scandalous Brownies. Using a basic recipe for a fudgy-type brownie, the goddess made a few changes and aptly named them “Scandalous”. Why? Because they are. Even the making of this brownie is different. The batter is not beaten, it is stirred. And you watch them carefully, so as to not over bake. This is not a chocolate treat in which to drown your sorrows or console your woes. Oh no! This brownie is exciting and sultry. The anticipation of the exquisiteness of this rich treat begins about 10 minutes after you place them in the oven. When the aroma of dark chocolate begins to fill the air, you know you have created something special: a tasty work of art.
“The people no longer seek consolation in art. But the refined people, the rich, the idlers seek the new, the extraordinary, the extravagant, the scandalous.” ~Pablo Picasso