You have a picnic or party to go to in an hour, and you’ve just remembered you’re supposed to bring a dessert. The kitchen goes into crisis mode as you scramble to find something — anything — that means you don’t have to bring a pre-made, I-just-stopped-at-the-grocery-store food item. Time is ticking. It seems as if you’re done for.
Wait, not quite yet. There’s a box of brownie mix in the back cupboard there. But everyone’s going to bring brownies. They’re the easiest. Plus, they take 45 minutes to prepare and bake, even from a mix.
Not anymore they don’t. The other day, I accidentally found a way to make brownies in 15 minutes total, and not only that, to snazz them up so that they stand out in the sea of other brownies that will no doubt be crowding the table.
The rocky road brownie.