At some point in my future, I would love to enter the world professional baking. Unfortunately, being a full time library girl doesn’t translate, in my opinion, to mass cupcake production that well on a resume. I have read that a degree in culinary arts is not necessarily a necessity, and I really like being debt free! Why not use my blog as a portfolio? Hence my reason to bake for 52 weeks.
Over the next year I plan to challenge myself as a baker. Some weeks it may be making my own pastry dough while other will be making myself get in the kitchen!
In the spirit of New Orleans and wine night, I decided to start off on the easy side with brownies. Cafe du Monde brownies!
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 1/4 tsp vanilla
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chilled Cafe du Monde coffee
powdered sugar for dusting
- In a large mixing bowl, combine oil, sugar, and vanilla.
- Beat in eggs.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet.
- Once batter is prepared, stir in the chilled coffee.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
- Let cool. Dust with powdered sugar. Serve. Voila!
These brownies were a hit at my first wine night! So much that I didn’t get to take any photos/enjoy any leftovers! Next time, I would love to experiment with different types of chocolate! Decadence.
I would love to get your input about baking! Is there anything you would like for me to try to attempt, excluding French macaroons?