Love my ladies and love when we all have time together. Celebrating birthday’s is normally when we can all see each other. It was my friend Kyra’s birthday in November and somehow she slipped through the cracks, and my friend Camille’s is in two days, so today we celebrated them both. We had brunch at a place in Hollywood called the Hungry Cat. The food and the drinks were oh so delicious. As you may have guessed Hungry Cat is a seafood place. They have another one in Santa Monica and another in Santa Barbara. The birthday girl shared a lobster roll, and the crab cakes benedict. I had a bite of the crab cake and it was pretty delicious.
So I wanted to make something sweet for the birthdays. Not that Hungry Cat doesn’t have great desserts, they certainly do, but I wanted to make something myself. I ended up making dark chocolate fudgy brownies. These were five minutes over done, so not as fudgy as normal, but really tasty. It was perfect with my chamomile tea (the others had french press coffee which smelled amazing). Four hours later and it was time to leave. It was a blast catching up with everyone. I love my girl time, it is ever so necessary.
For fudgy brownies
- 2 sticks unsalted butter
- 8 0unces dark chocolate (at least 60 percent)
- 2 cups sugar
- 5 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
First grease a 9×12 pan, or you could use a 8×8 pan for thicker brownies, both work fine. Pre-heat oven to 325. Melt in a saucepan dark chocolate and butter. Pour melted mixture over sugar. Mix and add vanilla, stirring everything by hand. Next add one egg at a time, stirring by hand. Add all of the dry ingredients together, and then add to wet mixing by hand. Pour into pan and bake for 25 minutes. Enjoy.