Wednesday, January 31, 2018


What a spectacular morning! The Super Blue Moon Eclipse was amazing. This was a really fabulous astronomical event on so many levels. A super moon appears bigger and brighter in the night sky than usual, so it was gorgeous. And, to top it off, there was a Lunar Eclipse! Add to that that this is a Blue Moon (two full moons in one month). Amazing.

Given that we were all told at some time in our lives that the 'Moon is Made of Cheese,' I think this recipe for Blue Cheese Brownies is also perfect to celebrate this extraordinary Super Blue Moon Eclipse. This recipe for Blue Cheese Brownies is adapted from Mandy at Monetize Your Vision.

Super Blue Moon Eclipse Brownies

8 ounces good quality dark chocolate (65-80% cacao), chopped
16 Tbsp unsalted butter
3/4 cup of good quality blue cheese (I use Rogue or Humboldt or Cowgirl Creamery)
3 medium eggs
2 cups caster/fine sugar (not confectioners sugar)
1/3 cup good quality DARK cocoa powder
1 cup of all purpose flour
1 1/2 level tsp of baking powder

Melt chocolate, blue cheese, and butter in saucepan over saucepan of simmering hot water. Set aside to cool slightly.
Whisk eggs with sugar and mix with cooled chocolate, blue cheese, and butter mixture.
Sift and stir in cocoa and flour.
Pour mixture into greased parchment (or waxed paper) lined baking pan.
Bake for 35 minutes at 350.
COOL (totally) on rack before taking out or they will totally fall apart.
When cooled, ease around the edges with a knife and cut.

And this fabulous moon setting this morning!

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