At the end of my third pregnancy, I commented to another mom my age that all I ever wanted to eat was brownies made with real butter. She reacted like I had said something weird — along the lines of, “What else would you make brownies with?”
I didn’t bother to explain that shortening is frequently used as a substitute, or that box brownies usually call for vegetable oil. I’ve always had a lazy streak when it comes to conversations, and I thought that she was the one who was being weird.
Anyway, after months of craving a variety of foods, the last few weeks of pregnancy always boil down to carbs and fat. Like brownies. Baby needs to come out chubby, you see.
Today, I decided to make cast iron brownies.
I use a normal brownie recipe, then bake it in a preheated cast iron pan soaked in butter for extra deliciousness.
As I was getting the batter mixed together, one of my kids asked, “Can we put marshmallows in it?”
And I thought to myself, “Why not?”
So, I put mini marshmallows on top of the brownies for the last five minutes of baking.
They’re so delicious, I’m certain that I have invented a new type of sin. ^.^