Thursday, September 11, 2008

Mmmmmm... brownies

in my favorite flavor.

10 comments:

Mahakal / מהכאל said...

Brownies are nummy. Especially when they are made with special butter.

hipparchia said...

mmmmmmm, yes! those would be some brownies i could inhale.

Mahakal / מהכאל said...

here's a recipe for the butter.

keep the heating temperature below 300 degrees. soak herbs in alcohol for about an hour, then add water and butter and heat for about eight more hours. remove from heat, smash down herbs to bottom and let it cool in the fridge so the butter hardens on top. scoop it off and make something nice with it.

hipparchia said...

thanks. i've got recipes for tinctures and decoctions, but hadn't seen that method.

Mahakal / מהכאל said...

the main advantage is the alcohol presoak, all of which cooks off so you have no alcohol in the finished butter, but this method should make it more potent. for even better results you can clarify your butter first to make ghee, or if you prefer you can just use evoo. not sure if that works as well in brownies though.

hipparchia said...

i generally use oil in brownies, but butter would add a nice flavor to them. the flavor of evoo goes better with savory items than with sweet, so i generally use canola oil in things like brownies and cookies.

Mahakal / מהכאל said...

another thing you can do with the oil is mix it with tiger balm or beeswax and make it transdermal, good for aches and pains and anointing and stuff. :)

hipparchia said...

anointing! :D

and i love tiger balm.

Mahakal / מהכאל said...

yeah, it's not precisely the old recipe but close enough if you're not too conservative about such things...

it's better than crisco, anyhow.

hipparchia said...

crisco! good heavens.

me? conservative? ;)