Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The Eiffel Tower is pink!
And if you Appuyez ici, between the first and second floors, she sparkles! One of my 6th grade girlies brought this to me today. Adorable, n'est-ce pas? Mme Eiffel is from Bath and Body Works and has a little bottle of Bonjour Pink Bloom anti-bacterial hand gel in her back. Clever idea. I tried to get B&BW to give me one of their big pink Eiffel Towers used in a display last year, but they decided to keep it. So that they could use it again this year in another display, je suppose. That's okay with me, just as long as they didn't just throw her away. I will be in Paris, in her presence, in just a mere 100 days, but I don't think that she will be pink. Mais on ne sait jamais. I was shocked to see her dressed up in blue in 2008.
I made really, really good brownies for my advisees a couple of days ago. I saved some edges for the BFF. She is very fond of brownies, too.
I used up all the Nutella in the house making them, so I am going to have to stop at Target on the way home from school today and buy another jar.
If only I could find a jar this size in the U.S.
However I have only seen that size at Le Lafayette Gourmet at Galeries Lafayette.
Son #2 comes home for fall break tonight. I'll bet he would like some homemade-by-mom-brownies. And that means there will be a bowl that needs to be licked. I specialize in that.
This recipe is from Alaska from Scratch who adapted it from a recipe by Mother Thyme.
1/3 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. sugar*
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. Nutella
3/4 c. all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease an 8x8 pan (I used an 11x7 pan, greased with the wrapper from the softened butter).
Cream butter and sugar together. Incorporate eggs and vanilla until combined. Mix in Nutella until smooth and fluffy. Add in flour and salt until just mixed.
Scoop batter into prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake 30 minutes or until set in the center.
Cool at least 10 minutes. Cut into squares.
*Mother Thyme recipe uses 1 cup of sugar. I thought they were sweet enough with just the half cup.
Bon appétit, Mme Eiffel! Shine on!