Days before we moved from Kansas to Utah, the awesome folks at Green & Black’s offered to send me some of their organic chocolate. Well, I certainly would never turn down chocolate! This stash arrived in my mailbox just a few days later--
Thank you Green & Black’s. Here’s a little information about Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate.
“Green & Black’s offers no compromise—great taste and the finest organic ingredients. Our aim is to create great tasting chocolate. We believe that every step from bean to bar is equally important—whether it’s using the finest organically grown cocoa beans or taking that extra time and care to bring out the intense flavor that has become our trademark.
First introduced in England in 1991, Green & Black’s the world’s first organic chocolate, made the voyage to the United States in 2003. In addition to their popular chocolate bars, chocolate lovers also can enjoy Green & Black’s hot chocolate, baking bars and ice cream.
Only days after getting somewhat settled here in Utah, I HAD to bake something. After talking (emailing) with Chef Paige about her brownies, I knew that was what I was going to bake with some of Green & Black’s chocolate. Paige was concerned about the brownies when she tried them with a great quality chocolate (Scharffen Berger) and they didn’t turn out as well as when she usually makes them with Lindt Excellent 70% Dark Chocolate. Thinking all good quality chocolate is equal, especially if the percentage is the same, she was surprised at the results. I mentioned to her that I’d try the brownies with some of the Green & Black’s I was sent. I used the 70"% cocoa content dark chocolate. But since the recipe calls for 6 ounces, I only had 3.5 ounces, so I halved the brownie recipe and made them in an 8x4 inch bread pan. (I cannot vouch for what happened to the extra half ounce of chocolate. :)
I need to make the brownies again and use Paige’s recommended Lindt chocolate (which I buy most often), but I thought the brownies with Green & Black’s were fabulous. Kevin wanted to taste them right after they cooled out of the oven, so the only pictures are took of them are fresh as can be.
Almost nothing is better than a perfectly chilled brownie (at least a few hours to overnight), so we saved most of them for the next day. Our friend, Dan, was still here from Kansas and had the pleasure ;) of trying a brownie. He raved about how perfect they were. I agree, these are perfectly fudgy, but not gooey, they have a very light crisp top and the chocolate flavor was right on.
You can get the recipe on Paige’s blog here. Excellent Brownies
Thanks to Paige for the recipe and thanks again, Green & Black’s for the chocolate. Can’t wait to try the other flavors!
Random photo of Scott and Sam laying on the couch together watching tv. Gotta catch those moments with Scott!
View of mountains all around us. Part of our backyard--
Our neighbors have horses.
Out the front. More mountains!
It is so beautiful here! And on that note, we do miss Kansas, which was a lot more green. It’s amazing how there really is beauty wherever we go on this earth! (Even when we lived in Arizona, we learned there are many, many shades of brown to enjoy. ;) Arizona had some great sunsets with cactus in the foreground.
That’s all for now.