Compost Brownies

I’ve heard a lot of people discussing the effects that Daylight Savings Time has had on their schedule – mostly negative. Actually, ALL negative. Myself? I wasted too many minutes watching 27 Dresses and wound up sleeping in. I had a full day on Sunday, went to bed at a decent time and woke up and felt as though nothing had changed.

One lovely thing about the hour-ahead business is that we are blessed with a little more light! Light! Sweet, sweet daylight! As I walked to my regular bus stop after work, I was bathed in the glow of early-evening light. And it felt too early. I almost felt guilty about leaving work – it was still light out! Should I have stayed another 20 or 30 minutes or so! But like I wrote, “almost” felt guilty. In a couple of months, I’ll be leaving work in the blazing sunshine, anyway. My bus arrived relatively quickly and I was home before I knew it – at an earlier time than I had ever expected to be home. One awesome upside to this was that I got to retake the photos for this post. I was thoroughly disappointed with the quality of snaps I took last night and I relished have a little bit of wonderful daylight to show off my latest creations.

It really does make a difference!

(let there be light!)

Back to the brownies. Same recipe as the blondies in an earlier post but with an added twist. Another Momofuku spinoff is the “Compost Cookie” – a baked good that includes everything including the kitchen sink! Traditional cookie mixins are a must, as well as your favourite salty nibbles (pretzels, goldfish, whatever!)…rumor also has it that coffee grounds are an ingredient as well! I omitted the coffee and the salty bits but included whatever I could find in my pantry – coconut, dried cherries, white chocolate chips, and almonds. Ahh…I should have added some cereal if I had any left. Good cereal that is. I don’t think my taste testers would enjoy eating a cookie with half a Weetabix protruding from it1

The MMFK recipe includes a nice balance of salty and sweet. I think there is a real movement in the baking community to push people to not be so afraid of salt. Yes, in moderation – but salt has a role in enhancing savory AND sweet foods. Ummm, sea salt caramels? Yes please! (the best all time I’ve ever had – from Jenn Stone’s now defunct JS Bon Bons. I miss them.) So next time – don’t be stingy and go for a three-finger grab of that NaCl!

Categories: brownies, compost brownies


Communications specialist by day, baker/cook/triathlete/dog-owner by night. I blog about my adventures inside and outside my kitchen. Come take a look - no big whoop!


Subscribe to our RSS feed and social profiles to receive updates.

One Comment on “Compost Brownies”

  1. Anonymous
    March 22, 2010 at 5:13 am #

    That is a PACKED brownie, BA!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Italian Home Kitchen Blog

Italian Home Kitchen Blog

Cooking Up The Pantry

Feeding a hungry family!

ice cream magazine

................... for lovers of ice cream. Your free on line magazine for sweet frozen treats. Recipes, inspiration, artisanal ideas for your delectation.

cheese and toast

When all else fails.


Empire of Groovy

Beer and Baking

Beer Reviewing and Baking Blog

this french farmhouse

{ food, wine, home & life }

a whisk and a spoon

connoisseur of fine cake

Mama's A Rolling Stone

My adventures inside and outside of my kitchen. I like cookies.

Eater - All

My adventures inside and outside of my kitchen. I like cookies.

not martha

My adventures inside and outside of my kitchen. I like cookies.

Kitchn | Inspiring cooks, nourishing homes

My adventures inside and outside of my kitchen. I like cookies.

%d bloggers like this: