I am joining Beverly at How Sweet the Song for another Pink Saturday. I am reposting from last August. I was unable to get where I needed to go for the “Pink” pictures I wanted to feature so as I was scrolling through I found this one and the recipe for Gram Potter’s brownies. Yum. I will be very glad when I can drive again! The hip is super but the cabin is getting very small…..
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I have always loved geraniums which technically should be called pelargonium The true geranium or cranesbill is a less dramatic flower although still quite lovely. Scented geraniums are another favorite and this year I have rose, lemon and apple scented in my garden. Their flowers are less showy but just touch the leaves and the scent is wonderful. Mosquitoes don't like the smell of geranium so some insect repellents use their oil which smells much better than pure citronella.
Years ago I had quite a collection of scented geraniums. I would layer a leaf or two from the rose scented one in some sugar and then make a pound cake. The cake would be subtly flavored.
These lovely "geraniums" were photographed in Bridgton, Maine at Craftworks which is a gift and clothing store with out of the ordinary items.
I think I will bake tomorrow. Brownies sound good to me and maybe something with lemon. I will have to go through my recipes. Gram Potter made delicious brownies. The recipe is below.
Gram Potter’s Brownies
2 eggs, well beaten
½ cup butter
1 cup sugar
½ cup flour
½ cup nuts (walnuts)
2 squares unsweetened chocolate
½ teaspoon salt1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Melt the chocolate and add to the butter. Cream in the sugar. Add eggs, flour and salt. Mix in chopped nuts and add vanilla. Grease an 8 x 8 pan and line with wax paper. Bake in 300 degree oven for one hour - check after 50 minutes.
My mother would make these for our Uncle George. He did not like the edges (silly man) so my sister and I would hang around for the trimmings.
Happy Pink Saturday!