“What’s that?” said Big Brother.
“Cookbooks.” I replied.
“Why do they have so many pages?” he asked.
“Well, there are lots of different ways to make food. Cookbooks have lots of recipes.” I explained.
“Can we make some?”
I pulled the COOKIES book off the kitchen shelf. I pointed out the pictures of all the cookies you could make using recipes in the cookbook. Big Brother saw the brownies and said “The chocolate one!”.
Two sous chefs eagerly awaited instructions as they perched on a chair at the counter in front of the mixer. We read the recipe together and measured and mixed the ingredients. Most of the chocolate ended up where it was supposed to.
I used unsweetened chocolate and had to adjust the amount of sugar in the recipe, otherwise the kids would not eat these brownies. It would have been better to use the semi-sweet chocolate called for, the extra sugar gave them a crunchy outer crust. We enjoyed the rich (and sweet) brownies garnished with strawberries.