10.10.2010

guest post & giveaway: sheena jibson

Am mixing things up a bit this week. Today's Meet the Maker is in the simplified form of a guest post + giveaway with Sheena from The Little Red House. It was love at first sight the day I stumbled upon Sheena's awe-inspiring photography and fabulous foodie blog and have been hooked ever since. She has the cutest style, don't you agree? That's why I'm so thrilled that she has agreed to share a guest post of one of her (and now my!) favorite recipes:


Sheena's Browndies!I made these up one night when I was craving something super chocolaty, but I wanted to mix it up a bit. I LOVE browned butter, (I may have a slight obsession) and if you've never tried it, put it on your to do list right away! The flavor is amazing and it perks up anything you add it to. So I thought.....why not brownies? And this is what I got!

Browned Butter Brownies
10 TBS butter
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp pure vanilla extract (I used Mexican vanilla)
2 eggs
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt

Heat oven to 325°

To brown butter:
Heat pan on medium heat.
Cut butter in to pieces and melt in pan.
Stir continuously. Butter will foam up.
After foam subsides, small brown flecks will start to appear in bottom of pan.
Continue stirring, until butter has reached a nice brown color, and nutty aroma.
When you want to lick the spoon, you know it's ready.
Turn the heat all the way down.

Add sugar to browned butter and stir until well combined.
taste this. it is insane.
Add the cocoa and stir until well combined.
Remove from heat and let it cool down a bit (not cold, not hot, just warm:)
Add the vanilla.
Add the eggs, one at a time.
Continue to stir--the mixture will be thick and shiny.
Add flour and salt and stir until just combined.

Bake for 20-25 minutes in your favorite tart pan until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Top with vanilla bean ice cream and fresh berries!

enjoy!

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To sweeten the deal even more, Sheena is treating one lucky reader to any fine art print or postcard set from her etsy shop--your choice my dears!! To enter the shopping spree giveaway:

1. Simply pay her sweet store a visit and leave a comment below saying what you'd choose if you won.
2. Blog, tweet, or facebook a link to this giveaway and help spread the news!

Giveaway ends Friday 10/15.

33 comments:

Sourkraut said...

That Polaroid post card set is so adorable! Great stuff!

Katie {My Paisley Apron} said...

How cute! I'd definitely choose either the seaside or in bloom... I guess if I win I'll have to choose between them but for now I'll just envision both!

Leslie said...

oh have been enjoying reading shena's blog lately. Andi introduced me...

polaroid postcard pack.

been oogling it for a bit now.

aimee said...

I would choose Nest! It is so simple and pretty! Oh, and I wish I would have had this brownie recipe last week! I tried a new recipe that did not turn out so well.

Sandra said...

The recipe looks delish! I would definitely choose the postcards! I have this thing for postcards right now. Thanks!

radiantlaughs said...

AHH! My heart leapt when I say the Nest print. This encapsulates the dreams I have for my kitchen someday. Eggshell blue with gorgeous organic food and farm fresh eggs nestled into beautiful pieces.

radiantlaughs said...

I posted the link to Facebook!

{Amy} said...

i can't wait to see more of that blog, so cute. i love the polaroid postcard set!

Cherish Stockdale said...

I Love the in bloom print. And I love Sheena's blog!

Lillian said...

LOVE the eggs:)

Amanda said...

Oh, I am so adding this to my list of recipes to try!

I think "In Bloom" is simply beautiful!

Kelly said...

I love the Nest print - it would be perfect in my kitchen!

the crew said...

the nest is one of my all time favorites!

The Webbs said...

I love the slc temple picture, its beautiful!! I love her blog, a dedicated follower already :)

ps the browned butter does taste amazing in everything!

Oh, My Darling said...

Love the pink--original fine art photograph!

Mandy said...

I love the nest photo! it's my favorite!

{lizzythebotanist} said...

i heart sheena.

i love everything she touches and would take any of her prints,but i especially love her bowl of cherries and the beach cruiser.

lisa said...

I love the polaroids and the ferris wheel :)

elisemdean said...

I have ALWAYS loved Sheena's "in bloom" so beautiful and simple :)

Kristin said...

I love the Polaroid postcard set, especially the photo of the turquoise bike wheel.

doddroad said...

Hi, just found your blog. Love it! I also love Sheena's "Nest" photo. Farm fresh eggs are one of my Top 10 favorite things ever!

Tracey said...

I would looove The Nest!

Kate said...

i love the nest and pink. iwould have a hard time deciding between the two were i to win. i'll leave the final decision for that time. :)

Autumn said...

In bloom, so pretty!
Love her blog!

Ashley said...

I cannot wait to try some of her recipes!!! Good find! I linked back from my blog.

eve said...

I'm having a hard time deciding between the Salt Lake Temple or the Polaroid pack. I secretly wish she still had the bowl of cherries up.

Ashley said...

I would definitely choose the pink flowers. I love it. I just stumbled upon sheena's last month and now I read it everyday. I love that she is so full of fun and joy for her children.

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Fairlightday said...

I've been in love with Sheena's blog for months now. It is so addicting. :) Very cool to see her over her on your blog!
I love the "nest" print. Perfect for my kitchen.

Jill said...

Nectariney or Nest are absolutely lovely!

AndiMae said...

Totally love love love Sheena + her sweet blog so much! Can't believe I almost missed out on this giveaway! I think my 1st choice would be that polaroid postcard pack, but goodness, anything in her shop would be so lovely!!
xo

P.S. How are you? We've seen Becca twice this week and it has been so great, but really makes me miss you too!

Marie said...

I want the nest in my kitchen. Sheena is awesome!

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