Kate asked me to make these cookies before Lent began but there was no time and then she gave up chocolate. And so, as soon as I was able after we entered the season of Easter I made peanut butter fudges. More of a brownie than a cookie, Sharon Tyler Herbst developed this recipe for her father who loved peanut butter and chocolate.
The recipe requires mixing the batter from a recipe I have not tried then spreading half of it in a pan, sprinkling that with a “streusel” made of peanut butter, brown sugar and flour, carefully spreading another layer of batter, and then sprinkling with the remainder of the “streusel.” I will have to make the foundation recipe (double fudge brownies — how do you spell that noise Homer Simpson makes over donuts?) another time. Ultra-rich, it has double the chocolate of the average brownie recipe. The foundation recipe has several variations of its own which I may revisit as time, appetite and waistbands allow. Dense, chewy and oh so good.
In knitting news, I have set aside Bruce’s sweater and Kate’s afghan to help a friend knit a model sweater for a design of hers. I am responsible for a sleeve, just the one. Right or left to be determined by the knitter who attaches it to the body. I am learning new things, both about knitting and myself, so it’s all good. I have to finish by Friday though as the double-pointed needles I’m using are necessary for my next pair of mittens, and the designer really wants the sleeve before the weekend. I have at least 10 inches more to go… Eep! Guess what I’m working on this evening!