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Meeting-friendly snacks to bake

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Paul Young’s Classic Brownies. 

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Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

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I wish I had a meeting to go to that featured

 

@Anna N 's  snacks

 

i bet the attendance is very high.

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I would call a meeting...if it meant those kinds of snacks!

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"Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast" - Oscar Wilde

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"  The Media is the Message "

 

No No No

 

The Meeting is the Snacks

 

you betcha

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A bit early this week. I was sure that this was going to be a big fail and I would have to repeat it tomorrow. I wanted to make shortbread but was fairly certain that if I made it traditionally such as petticoat tails or bars I would end up with cookie crumbs and not much else as I tried to cut them apart. 
 

ButcI was sure I had made this lot some shortbread previously. Sure enough I did. But I made cookies. How sensible. But I was still on my failure path so did not pull back and say that all this could wait until tomorrow!  
 

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As you can see some are more brown than others. I was also trying to make use of two ovens today to cut down on the amount of time needed. I was using the Cuisinart steam oven along with the Breville smart oven. This posed more challenges than I had expected. I could not get them in synch so that the cookies were ready at the same time. 

 

 

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The extreme spreading of one cookie on the tray suggest to me that the mixing was not adequate. But I’m open to other suggestions.

 

 I will let you know if any of the cookies get rejected. 

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On 12/4/2019 at 4:43 AM, rotuts said:

"  The Media is the Message "

 

No No No

 

The Meeting is the Snacks

 

you betcha

 

At one point in my work life, each of our laboratory group meetings had 3 people assigned - one person was assigned "Research," and presented their own research project, a second person was assigned "Journal" and presented a recent relevant scientific publication and a third person was assigned "Trophic Factors"  aka snacks.  I think those titles make clear what drew us to those meetings 🙃

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I am calling these Nana Anna Bars. I have applied for trademark and copyright protection. 
 

I began with a base recipe frim Robin Hood Flour. (That is not entirely true. I began with the notion that I didn’t have the energy to stand and bake sheet after sheet of cookies in my BSO (Breville Smart Oven).  To the base recipe I added whatever inclusions were in my baking cupboard in quantities that would never be enough for a full recipe of anything. So in there is some very good chocolate, some not so great chocolate— Hershey’s chunks, and some butterscotch chips.

 

I read the recipe over and over again looking for some evidence that there was a leavener.  I did not find one. Perhaps I missed it. So I should not have been astonished at how skinny these turned out to be. 


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Base recipe.

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just brownies to start off the new year. 

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In my opinion, "just brownies" is an oxymoron. Those look delicious, and I'd be very pleased to see a plate of those at a meeting I was to attend.

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I was thinking along the lines of "Justify Brownies".  That means I can and will justify any means I may take in order to grab some of them!

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Something just a little different today. @Kerry Beal send me a recipe for Dorie Greenspan‘s Swedish visiting cake. It looked promising but not particularly easy to portion out for as many people as I seem to be feeding . So I went on a Google search and found a recipe for Dorie Greenspan‘s Swedish visiting cake bars!  Much better. 
 

This is the way most of the snacks are packaged to make there way to son-in-law’s office:

 

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