How important is good design when it comes to food blogs? How much of a role does in play in your interest in a site? Personally, I love a clean design but as long as the food looks good, I am not to influenced by the design.
However, the other day I rolled up the sleeves and redid the theme for Pass the Sushi. There are more pics, a spiffy slide show and more room for things on the sidebars. Getting used to the change is rather difficult for me but the 5 people I polled said they liked it. What do you guys think? Do you like it?
Just in case, I made you some brownies so we can get over this hump together.
Black and White Brownies
from King Arthur Flower
- 1 cup chopped white chocolate
- 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup bittersweet chunks or chopped chocolate
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9″ square pan.
Place the white chocolate, butter, and sugar in a heatproof bowl. Heat at low power in the microwave at 1-minute intervals, or over simmering water, until the chocolate softens; white chocolate is sensitive to scorching, so be careful.
When the butter is melted and the white chocolate looks soft, stir in the vanilla, nutmeg, and salt. Let the mixture cool to lukewarm. Beat in the eggs.
Whisk together the flour and baking powder, and stir into the egg mixture.
Stir in 3/4 cup of the chocolate chunks. Spoon the batter into a greased 9″ square pan, and sprinkle the remaining chocolate chunks over the top.
Bake the brownies for 25 minutes, until they’re light golden brown and the edges pull just slightly away from the pan.
Cool completely and serve.
These are white chocolate brownies (um, blondies?) through and through. The white chocolate flavor is rich and delicious. They stayed moist in the middle and I like the chunks of bittersweet mixed in to even things out. On top of it all, they are quick and easy! I had them in the oven by 8:30 am before my day even started. Enjoy!