2012 is a year with many ominous associations: three Friday the thirteenths, the planets aligning and causing cosmic chaos, the apparent end of the world. On a more personal basis – my college Finals! Taking all these into careful consideration, along with the valuable knowledge I’ve gained from watching a number of documentaries such as 28 Days Later, Wasting Away and Dead Snow – I’m certain the Zombie Apocalypse is coming. Soon. I’ve been preparing for this all my life; from an early age, I learned the art of fort making which to this day, I continue to build upon (if you’ll pardon the pun). As soon as I was old enough, I enlisted in the scouts where I learned many handy skills such as First Aid, outdoor survival and most importantly, how to construct a big-assed catapult! In the last few months, I’ve taken up Taekwon-Do, so should I find myself without my weapon of choice (an aluminum baseball bat), I’ll at least be able to put up a good fight before I meet my fate.
Life as we know it will drastically change. Food will need to be rationed and any supplies we have will need to be quickly prepared so as to focus on staying alive. There is much uncertainty about this ominous future. One thing I do know is that in the midst of all the horror, I’ll be making a batch of these badboys. These “OMG! Awesome” Brownies - as my sister refers to them – require little time and effort. They’re a great comfort after a long day of study or should said sister get bitten and consequently disposed of (we all know how these stories play out).
Here’s how to whip these guys up:
- 170g Butter
- 85g Flour
- 70g Cocoa powder
- 330g Golden caster sugar
- 1tsp Vanilla
- 1tsp Baking powder
- 3 Eggs
- Pinch of salt
You’re not going to survive the Zombie Uprising without breaking a few eggs. Why not start with these? Mix the eggs and sugar together until light and fluffy. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Sieve in the flour and baking powder. Then add the vanilla. When that’s all stirred together, slowly stir in the cocoa powder. Pause to drool – this is good practice for when you’ve to go out into the open, you’ll look more like one of the Undead.
Melt the butter and pour it into the mixture. Then tip it all into a grease-proof baking tray. Cook for 20-30mins.
While the Apocalypse is inevitable, life’s too short to be worrying about such things. Time is much better spent with a plate of these fresh out of the oven with some delicious ice cream. Nom! Or should I say “Urrrghhh…“?