The Literature Café

Great books and yummy food!

In the chocolate mood…

“Take away a woman’s chocolate, and some say you take away her soul.” Kelly Lamm, Chocolate Café and Coffee House

“They say she needs to go to Chocoholic Anonymous! But why?… she has no intentions of quitting!”*

I will admit that I am a chocoholic!  I am not ashamed of this, but accept that for this week the recipe I am posting does not have anything to do with the books that I have discussed. I just agree with the quotes and feel that chocolate is and will continue being a big part of The Literature Café.  One of my favorite things to eat is brownies and here is my recipe:

Serves about 9 pieces

½ cup of butter or margarine

1 cup of white sugar

½ cup of all-purpose Flour

2 ounce of semisweet chocolate chips


1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder



1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

2 eggs

¼ teaspoon of baking powder

3 tablespoons of milk

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. grease an 8 inch square pan.
  • In a large bowl, melt 1 ounce of semisweet chocolate chips and soften margarine.
  • Stir in sugar, eggs, vanilla and cocoa powder.  Beat in flour and baking powder. Then add milk and 1 ounce of chips.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. Do not overcook.

Hope you like them! Let me know what you think!


P.S.  You could also add walnuts to the brownies. I just can’t since I’m allergic.

Also, I found out that in Hermann, Missouri there is a Chocolate Wine Trail and each winery serves chocolate desserts such as Double Chocolate Cherry Muffins with their wine. YUMM! Another must have experience.

*Quote featured in the bookmark on the photo.


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