reading between the lines

July 07, 2019 | 1 Comment

The Oysterville Sewing Circle is not about sewing.

It’s also not about oysters.

The Oysterville Sewing Circle :: William Morrow Books :: August 2019
photo credit :: Stephanie Dyane

But if you need this life-changing sewing kit, come to one of my events this summer and I’ll give you one. Because who doesn’t occasionally need a pre-threaded needle?

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Espresso Brownies

July 02, 2019 | Leave a comment

This recipe is a twist on the regular brownies adding an espresso kick. It is a recipe featured in my new book The Oysterville Sewing Circle.

Makes 16

½ cup unsalted butter

8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

1 ½ cups sugar

2 Tablespoons instant espresso powder

½ teaspoon salt

4 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

¾ cup all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8×8 baking dish and set aside.

In a heatproof bowl, melt chocolate and butter over a double boiler (or in the microwave) until fully melted, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.

Once cooled, whisk in sugar, espresso powder, and salt. Whisk in the eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour just until mixed. Pour into the prepared pan and smooth the top.

Bake for 40-45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached. Let cool, then cut into 16 pieces.