Adapted from Obsidian Stout Brownies
Backstory: Charles Worstell, who recently passed away, loved to hold court in his local cafe. When I knew him in the 1970’s it was at the Cafe Midi. More recently it was at the Revue in the Tower District in Fresno. He would frequently bring brownies, since he loved to drink beer and eat brownies. This recipe was adapted to honor him.
Jan’s Stalwart Brownies
for Charlie the Barbarian
Adapted from a recipe by Robyn Stone
Eilene had a few friends over to celebrate graduating from high school. Jan decided to make cupcakes to celebrate. Jan thinks the coffee enhances the flavor of the chocolate, so she will frequently add some to her chocolate cakes. It was a very hot day so the buttercream frosting suffered a bit.
Jan’s Celebratory Mocha Cupcakes
with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
Adapted from a recipe by the National Honey Board
Jan was disappointed to find that the Ethiopian idea of dessert was sour cheese or just coffee. (Actually, after all of that good food who has room for “just one little thin mint?”) She decided to make an Ethiopian inspired desert by adding honey and spices to caramel and using it to make a gelato sundae.
Jan’s Sweet Ethiopia Honey Caramel Sauce Sundaes