Okay guys, don’t hate me, I knowww that I haven’t done these in a while… But now I promise I’ll post these more often!
For those who are new viewers or followers, Penable Saturday Coffee Mornings are posts with a delicious recipe to make, then a poem, short story or writing tips to read with it.
The first thing you need is of course, a cup of tea or coffee or any hot drink. Here’s a lil fact about me, I actually don’t like tea or hot drinks! I know! So while you get a hot drink, I will grab a cup of cold juice or homemade slush and meet you back here…..
Okay, let’s start with a recipe, today I’m going to make Chocolate Fudge Brownies.
I’ve done a Saturday Coffee Morning with this recipe before, but it has gotten so many comments with the words “Yum!”, so I’m going to do it again! And who cares?? 😃 It’s a chocolate fudgy brownie!
Time: 25 minutes. Serves: 16
- 1/2 a cup of unsweetened cocoa
- 1/2 a cup of melted butter
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt, not needed if using salted butter.
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/2 a cup of flour
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8×8 square pan or line with foil and set aside.
- In a medium bowl combine melted butter and cocoa and sugar stir until fully dissolved.
- Add eggs one at a time then vanilla and stir until well combined.
- Stir in flour and salt until the flour is fully combine. Be careful not to overmix mix.
- (optional) fold in 1 cup of nuts, raisins, chocolate chips or anything you desire.
- Spread in pan and bake for approximately 20-22 minutes or until the center is slightly set. Be careful not to over-bake!
- Cool completely then cut into 9 large squares or 16 small squares ( I cut mine into 16)
Right, got your hot drink? Got your comfy spot? Got your brownie? Great!
I’m gonna start off this post with a book review!
Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not how to live
Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.
Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything.
One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted – while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she’s avoided all her life.
Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than…. fine?
Buy it here:
WHY YOU SHOULD WRITE AND READ MORE:
- You should read more because it broadens your vocabulary, you learn more knowledge and you get some entertainment that’s not the telly!
- You should read more of the news so you know what is happening in the world. Also, fiction might be more entertaining but it is better if you read non fiction at least once a week
Hope you enjoyed that, don’t forget to drop a comment down below! And if you haven’t slurped down your hot drink, here is another thing for you to enjoy…
THINGS TO MAKE EVERYONE A BETTER PERSON
- Read more, reading helps to broaden your knowledge and vocabulary as well as giving you some entertainment that’s not the telly! If you really want to go on your phone, then read on kindle books or… MORE AWESOME POSTS ON PENABLE!
- Be grateful more, no one likes ungrateful people, so think with a grateful mind. You could even make some lists on all the things you are grateful for, clothes, food, shelter, family…….
- Be kind to all people and respect them, even if you do not agree with them
- Donate to charities, can you imagine being that person with a child and their living on cold streets, hungry and with no shelter? And imagine if you donated money and it helped them. It makes you feel better.
- Stay calm. People start screeching when something bad pops up. Don’t you think it would be better if we stopped, thinked and escaped the situation carefully?
- We all need to smile more. Not only does it illuminate your face and cheers people up, but research has shown that smiling relaxes the body and reduces physical pain. Woahhh, start smiling everyone! Hey if you eat my last brownie sis, I’m gonna kill you! 🙂🙂🙂🙂😊
Here are a few tips for writing a book:
- Know your characters. Jot down what they like and don’t like, how they look, act, everything. When you understand them better you will be able to write a book on them better.
- Write anything that comes to your mind first, edit it later.
- Get friends and family or absolutely anyone to read your story and write down their opinions. Then you can jot down how to improve those opinions.
- Have a writing environment. Put a desk and a chair in a little corner, away from all the noise, stick up your ideas on the wall and keep it clean.
- Make a spider diagram, writing all the chapters and then what happens in the chapters. Then start writing around what happens, adding description and dialogue.
- Write a chapter. Then leave it for two days and try not to think about it. Two days later, take it out and read it, can you improve it?
If you want to learn more about creating vivid descriptions, check out my other post,
Thank you so much for sitting down with me, drinking tea or coffee and biting into a delicious 😋 brownie. I hoped you enjoyed this post, don’t hesitate to pop a comment down below, follow my blog, like, rate and don’t forget to share!Tell me what you did this week, anything exciting? Have you learnt anything from this post?I will see you next week for another coffee Saturday which we can enjoy together with a hot drink, new recipe and great content!