You know what I have laying around my room?
Magazines. Gobs of them.
There a couple for high end clothing stores that let me crush on $500 dresses and $200 boots. I can imagine what I would look like in such a fabulous Arabic silk wrap sun gown … broke, I would look broke. But boy would I look fabulous.
However, most of my magazines are cooking magazines. I can peruse them, picturing that six layer cake with rich double fudge frosting sitting in front of me, a work of art that will leave me the center of attention … and sick. Very sick from all that cake. I’m a cookbook/magazine hoarder. My mom gently reminded me that we can look up any recipe on the internet (cough, blogs anyone??) and that, really , all the recipes start to look the same after a while. I completely agree with her. But I still have cooking magazines everywhere. Even if they are redundant and they do drive me crazy, I love looking at recipes and photos. You never know when the internet might quit on me.
You know what else is redundant? And drives me crazy? Excessive social media. Why on earth do we need six different services to accomplish the and thing? No one in my family has had Facebook because we’ve never thought our public information belonged on the internet (and looks who’s daughter started a public food blog … ) But, in order to monetize yada yada yada I have to have a Facebook account. And a twitter. And a google plus. And a Pinterest. And a bloglovin. And a RSS feed. When I was asking mom about getting a Facebook for STL, she asked what would be the purpose and gain in doing so. I answered that you post your links to your posts and share other peoples posts, too. Her thoughts? “Sounds like Pinterest. And google +. If it does the same thing, why do you need it?”
Because in order to monetize … Yada yada yada. Which is the main reason I switched.
So STL is on Facebook. Feel free to follow or like it whatever you do there. I honestly don’t want to think about updating yet another account and honestly, wonder why on earth people would follow me three or four different places. It’s the same stuff for crying out loud! So, if you already follow me on bloglovin or Pinterest, you’ll be aware of my most recent posts. No need for a third reminder. But knowing you all take the time to follow, wherever, blows me away. Thanks for all your support! Also, I have no idea how to post or set up or friend or anything. I’m techy like that.
Food does not drive me crazy. Usually. And it doesn’t require passwords and friending and all that. It is theraputical not stressful and I get a way better deal in the end – brownies.
Nowwwwwww, these aren’t technically tiramisu because there is no mascarpone. But there is ladyfingers and coffee, so I figured close enough. I didn’t have enough time to soak my cashews overnight to get dairy free cream cheese, but these were delicious without. Fudgy, and I mean fudgy (I had a hard time transferring them from the pan to the plates for photos) brownies topped with coffee soaked ladyfingers, more brownie batter, and a coffee glaze. Oh my goodness gracious sakes, was it good.
These are really easy, only five ingredients for the brownie base and then ladyfingers and coffee. That is it! And per usual, they are dairy free. But no one would ever tell. Well, except for the lack of mascarpone. But that isn’t a big deal, right? (don’t answer … just bake and eat, bake and eat.)
- ¾ cup sugar
- ½ cup oil
- ¾ cup whole wheat flour
- ⅓ cup cocoa
- 2 eggs
- 6 ladyfingers
- ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons coffee, divided
- ⅓ cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease 8x8 or 9x9 baking pan. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk sugar, oil, flour, cocoa and eggs until smooth.
- Reserve ½ cup brownie mixture and spread the rest into prepared pan.
- Layer ladyfingers over brownie mixture (I cut mine in half long ways, like a hot dog bun)
- Brush ¼ cup coffee over ladyfingers.
- Whisk 1 tablespoon of coffee into remaining brownie mixture and pour over ladyfingers.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until the batter is set.
- Let cool.
- Mix remaining 1 tablespoon of coffee and powdered sugar together.
- Drizzle over brownies.
- Serve and enjoy!
You know what I don’t have lying around? ^ yep, taken care of.