When we first moved here, there was a huge learning curve with baking. The flour is different, they have different types of sugar, no chocolate chips, no cocoa powder, no vanilla extract (that is any good...) It took me 6 months to make a decent chocolate chip cookie. But, once I made that perfect cookie, it all started to come together.
My husband has said that necessity is the mother of invention and he is very right. Most people would think I am crazy for craving things like cheesecake and brownies in the land of pain au chocolat and croissants filled with almond cream (to. die.for. ) but I did. We both did. Something about a brownie, warm from the oven, just felt like home. So, one night several months ago, I decided to try making brownies from scratch.