Rocky Road Brownies

Eli, being a 5th grader, gets to share in many wonderful activities at school.  One such activity, I personally, was looking forward to was the “Shindig”. The Shindig is basically a simulation of the Gold Rush Era.  The event takes place in the evening, on school grounds and the yard is set up like the “old west”.  The kids sang,  square danced, played lots of card games and strutted around in their western attire.  

The food we brought for dinner had to represent the food that was eaten way back when.  We pot lucked it with two other families and my chore was the turkey chili and the cornbread.  We also had drummettes (from Feast from the East-the best!), cucumber salad, raw veggies and of course dessert.  I know, I know, they didn’t have ovens back then.  But a party isn’t a party without chocolate.
I had some homemade marshmallows in the freezer. Since we couldn’t do S’mores, I opted to make S’mores type brownies.  After making those yummy brownies a few days back, I decided to try another recipe from The All American Cookie Book.  I found a recipe for Rocky Road Brownies that looked really yummy.
The recipe called for mini marshmallows and toasted walnuts.  I cut my chunky marshmallows into small chunks and replaced the walnuts, with some salted marcona almonds that I had in my pantry.
The recipe said to let the pan cool and then put in the fridge for an hour or until set.  If anyone out there decides to make these brownies, I would suggest letting them set in the fridge overnight.   For the Shindig, they were somewhat hard to cut.  I had only cut part of the pan of brownies. So, the next day, I pulled the pan out of the fridge, cut the brownies for the kids and they were easy peasy to cut.  Plus they were super delicious!  Hee Haa!!!

Eli, dressed in gear, with one of his all time favorite teacher, Mrs. Corleto!

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  • Dalia Fishman

    Hi, I am obsesssed with your blog! I love to bake (apparently not as much as you, though) and you are inspiring me with your gorgeous photographs. Do you use a special lens to take such wonderful pics of your food? where do you get those adorable boxes to package your stuff? keep cooking, girl, cause I love to read about your baking adventures. 🙂

  • The Urban Baker

    Hi Dalia,Thank you so much for your compliment. I was under the impression that no one read my blog! Glad to hear I have one who appreciates my obsession!I use a D300 nikon and I have an assortment of lenses. My favrorite is my 50mm 1.4. It is a fabulous lens with a lot of range. Nikon has a 50mm 1.8 for more than half the price, but the 1.4 allows so much more light in and really allows for so much more creativity. Another favorite is my 85mm 2.0. I use this one for portraits. If you are comfortable shooting on the manual setting, you will be surprised what you can create.I will do a whole blog post on where I buy all my goodies. I have to get through the next few weeks with my son’s 5th grade culmination and then I will refocus on the important stuff, like baking!Have a great day! Susan

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