One of the easiest ways to bless someone might be to simply bake some treats and take them to a friend, a neighbor, your co-workers. And not just during times of sickness or if there’s been a birth in the family, although meals at those times are needed. What about the people who are always the ones to bring the meals to others? Maybe they could use a little sweet surprise in their day. Giving someone something ‘just because’ might be the thing they need to feel encouraged and loved. Again, it’s going out of my way to think of others before myself and serve them in love.
Brownies and cookies are a wonderful treat to give, but breakfast baked goods are also a great treat to bring.
Whole Wheat Banana Bars are great for breakfast, but can also be a good snack.
This brownie recipe is so easy, and most of you probably already have the ingredients in your pantry. The point is not to wow someone with your baking skills, it’s to simply bring a small gift of food to someone to let them know you were thinking of them.
The Best Brownies
6 ounces unsweetened chocolate (or 18 tablespoons cocoa powder and 6 tablespoons oil, melted)
1/4 cup butter
2 Tablespoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 375F. Butter and lightly flour a 9×13-inch pan. In a heavy bottomed saucepan melt the butter and chocolate over low heat, watching and stirring often. When melted, remove from the heat and cool.
In a mixing bowl, put the eggs, vanilla, salt, and sugar, and beat well using an electric mixer for 8-10 minutes. Stir in the chocolate mixture gently, then add the flour, stirring only until blended. Spread evenly in the pan and bake for 25 minutes. Remove and let cool. Let settles for a few hours, then slice.
source: Fanny Farmer Cookbook
This is Day 22 of a series: Made to Pour, Living a life of Blessing