Welcome to our first Saturday Coffee Morning! Penable Saturday Coffee Mornings are posts with a delicious recipe to make, then a poem, short story or writing tips to read with it.
Chocolate Fudge Brownies
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)
This goes perfectly well with a hot drink!
You can stop here while you make this tasty treat, then grab a drink and read the rest of this post!
The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Milwood Hargrave.
This book is for all ages. With plenty of plot twists, real friendship and loyalty, it makes a FANTASTIC read for any girl.
It shows the hardship a girl goes through as she journeys to find her friend and rescue her. I know what you are thinking, this happens in every girl movie and book, but the girl of ink and stars ends in a way none of us could imagine…
It’s captivating and a beautifully written riveting read (try saying that three time fast) and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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 you know to read your story and write down their opinions. Then you can write 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 titles of the chapters and then roughly, just a few sentences of what happens in the chapters. It really helps outline your novel.
- 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? Take away unnecessary sentences or details?
And while you snack on that last brownie…
Daily Wisdom #4
‘Rise above the storm and you will find sunshine.’
We are in quite difficult times.
But this is not the time to sit indoors only to sulk and curse and kick down walls. This is the time to think. Show gratitude. To grow stronger. And to rise.
There are bound to be storms in life, but with every storm comes sunshine.
God willing, these difficult days will pass. We will be reunited with family and friends. We will be joyful and celebrate!
But for those times, we need to grow stronger and not weaker with our negative thoughts. We need to rise above the storm.
Thank you for reading and stay safe! What should I put in the next Saturday Coffee Morning post? You can also send in your recipes or poems or pieces to be featured next week! Let me know below! All your opinions are valuable ❤️