Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Choc Chip Cookie Dough Chocolate Brownies...

We went to Adelaide on the weekend for the Clipsal500 V8 Supercars and to do a few more things at our unit and to see Kirby and to buy Brianna's Deb dress. We achieved everthing we set out to do!
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My girls love choc chip biscuits and chocolate brownies so I just had to make this recipe. Pictured above are the brownies (in all their gooey cookie dough glory) before going into the oven.
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...and this was when they came out. I made a chocolate ganache of 250gms dark cooking chocolate and about 200mls of cream. Place in a saucepan on the stove and gently melt the chocolate and cream until a gooey consistency. Chill in fridge until it thickens them slather it over the brownies.
Yes, you may as well just slather it straight onto your hips because, my darlings, that's where it will end up! Lol!
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I only took half to Adelaide and the other half is in the freezer so at least we didn't scoff the whole lot. I actually only had 3 small pieces the entire weekend. I was pretty good with my 'diet' too.
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I took porridge for breakfast (wow, that sorts out lazy bowels!) and yesterday we had a pub lunch but I chose lemon pepper floured King George Whiting fillets, grilled with a green salad - no fries! Delicious!
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This was my lunch today - a microwaved jacket potato, lettuce, beetroot, tomato, 4 bean mix, carrot, can of tuna in springwater, light sour cream and no oil/fat balsalmic dressing. Yes, I ate it all, followed by a banana and glass of water. Yes, I am overfull and feel like I could explode but it tasted gooood and was gooood for me.
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Bri stayed home from school today because she vomited soon after getting up this morning and has an annoying migrainy-type headache - sorry for all the gory details. She was feeling a little better at lunch time but the headache was lingering still.
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The new kitchen goes into the unit on Wednesday so the girls will be in a right mess for a few days. The flat-pack kitchen will take 2 days (it is being assembled at the carpenter's workshop then delivered ready to install) then the plumber and electrician get stuck into installing new light switches, sink, gas stove, elec hotplates and rangehood, new lighting in kitchen and lounge. The tiler will be in next Tuesday so I hope by the time he finishes, things will be looking quite groovy. We will go back for the Easter longweekend to paint and fine tune things. New timber flooring goes down after Easter. I can't wait to show you some before and after shots. Our credit card is smoking but it will be a good investment in the end!
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I am on the hunt for a good healthy heart/cholesterol-free cook book so I can experiement with some new recipes. I might look on the web too.
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Enjoy your week,

Cheers - Joolz

6 comments:

  1. The unit is sounding great! I can't wait to see your before/after shots!!!

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  2. Aaaaack! Those brownies look like my fantasy dessert! I HAVE to make some. My kids are going on a car trip, maybe I'll make some for them to take...and maybe steal a bite or two. :)

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  3. I'm sitting here at my laptop drooling looking at those brownies. Bad, very bad Joolz :)
    try this link
    http://www.ausport.gov.au/ais/nutrition/recipes/survival_I
    it has some good recipes in it, I think there are some other links there as well.
    Looking forward to seeing the before and afters.
    take care

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  4. PS: I know that people have headaches and vomiting for lots of reasons, but what popped into my head immediately was the time my whole family very nearly died from carbon monoxide poisoning. That's just how we felt. And since it may be getting time to turn on heaters in your part of the world, it bears mentioning.

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  5. That brownie slice looks so nice....... I scrolled down really quickly so I didn't drool :0) on the keyboard.
    Clipsal would have been fun watched some of it on tv, that is about the only sport I watch.

    http://www.healthyfoodguide.com.au/

    There are some good recipes here
    I have just been having a look

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  6. I think I forgot that your Brianna is the same age as my daughter. Good luck with the rest of the deb preparations.

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