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Reality check. School is back in session, lessons are being created and taught, and the marking will soon hit.

Fortunately, before reality set in, I was able to get away for one last weekend. Thanks to an amazing friend of mine, and her gracious family, I spent my last days of freedom soaking up the sun on a lake in the interior of BC. Lying on a dock in the mornings reading a good book, spending time on the speed boat one afternoon, water skiing everyday despite the frigid water, having a dance party on a barge in the middle of the lake under the stars, and roasting s’mores around the campfire every night? Tough life. Thank you again, I loved every second of it!

What else did we do? Holy toledo did we ever eat! I’m not sure if there was ever a second when I wasn’t stuffed to the max. So so good. Can you tell that I’m already itching to go back!?

Part of my contribution to the weekend was these blackberry brownies. I had seen a recipe for raspberry brownies and figured that using blackberries would be even better. Um, understatement. I’m obsessed with these. So moist, so full of flavour, so friggin delicious. Chocolate and blackberries. Genius. Just like the time I spread Nutella and blackberry jam on my toast.

Go and pick some fresh blackberries while they’re still around and make these brownies. Just don’t leave stuck prickles from the blackberry bushes in your finger. Pull them out asap, not a week later. Trust me on this one…




Blackberry Brownies

Adapted from Sunday Baking Adventure

3/4 cup cocoa                 ½ tsp baking soda

2/3 cup melted butter     ½ cup boiling water

2 cups sugar                   2 eggs

1 1/3 cups flour              1 tsp vanilla

¼ tsp salt                       Blackberries

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 13×9-inch baking pan.

Stir together the cocoa and baking soda in a mixing bowl. Add 1/3 cup melted butter, mix well.

Add boiling water and stir until the mixture thickens.

Stir in sugar, eggs, and remaining 1/3 cup melted butter.

Add flour, vanilla, and salt. Blend completely.

Pour half of the batter into prepared pan. Gently place blackberries on top of batter.

Cover the berries with the remaining batter.

Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until edges begin to pull away from the sides.


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