Thursday, August 13, 2015

German Chocolate Brownies And A Cup Of Tea

A cheery good day to you, my friends!
Your company is always a joy and special treat
so won't you stay a while and enjoy a tea time break with me. . .

Each cup of tea
represents an imaginary voyage.
- Catherine Douzel -


I have hot tea with a pinch of sugar. . .

Come let us have have some tea
and continue to talk about happy things.


And German Chocolate Brownies - the recipe is at the end of the post.

There is always time for tea and cake brownies.


Close your eyes, sit back and relax,
and breathe in the sweet scent of tea and friendship.

There is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment
in a chest of tea.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson -

Summer days are always so busy with places to go and people to see.
A cup of tea is just what we need for a moment of stillness. . .
a moment of peace and refreshment.


Now, my friends, 
here is the recipe for these decedent German Chocolate Brownies.

Stressed spelled backwards is desserts.
Coincidence?
I think not. . .


  • Ingredients for cake:
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup + 3 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 cup + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 
Line an 8 by 8-inch baking dish with aluminum foil, 
leaving a two-inch over hang on two sides. 
Butter foil and lightly dust with flour; set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs until frothy and slightly pale, about 1 minute. 
    Add granulated sugar, brown sugar and salt and whisk until well combined. 
    Stir in vanilla. 
    Sift cocoa and flour over top, pour in melted butter.
    Using a wooden spoon, stir until combined {it will be slightly lumpy}. 
    Pour batter into prepared baking dish and spread into an even layer. 
    Bake in preheated oven for about 35 - 40 minutes
    or until toothpick inserted into center comes out with a thin coat of batter.
     Cool completely on a wire rack.

  • Coconut Frosting:
    1/2 cup evaporated milk {full fat}2 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup salted butter, diced into 4 pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sweetened, shredded coconut, toasted
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted

  • In a medium saucepan combine, evaporated milk, egg yolks, brown sugar and butter. 
    Cook mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, 
    until thickened, about 10 minutes. 
    Remove from heat. 
    Stir in vanilla, then mix in shredded coconut and chopped pecans.
    Allow mixture to cool to room temperature about 30 minutes.
    Spread over cooled brownies.
     Cut brownies into squares just before serving.


  • Where there is tea there is love.

  • Thank you for joining me, dearest friends.
    Have a blessed and beautiful day!
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While we're on the subject of tea
I hope you're gearing up for the next Tea Cup and Mug Exchange :)
Sign up will begin in September. . .just a few short weeks away!
For more information simply click on the link below:

69 comments:

All4 Barbie said...

Hello from Spain: nice pictures. These teacups are very healthy. Keep in touch

Tanya Rachelle said...

Wonderful tea party! Beautiful post... and yes, the recipe sounds wonderful. Now on my 'to make' list!
~Tanya

Bobbie Lynn said...

Those look amazing. I have a sweet tooth and I'm fall is around the corning and I can not wait to do some baking, a lot of baking : ) Right now it is way to hot to turn on my oven. The sun hits right into my kitchen, need to work on that. Thanks for sharing your beautiful tea scape.
Have a lovely day blessings,
Bobbie Lynn

Simply Linda said...

emmmmmmmmmmmmmm--yummmmmmmmmmm....thanks Stephanie....praying you have a lovely day, friend. Blessings

Kerin said...

Oh, Yum!
I just LOVE chocolate, and brownies are always a hit around here.
Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!
Darling little tea cup... so sweet.

Enjoy this gorgeous day!

~K.

Maria said...

Gorgeous photos and post, Stephanie! And, thank you for sharing the delicious recipe...look yummy! You have a wonderful day! Blessings to you, hugs!:-)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Those brownies look divine!! You always take lovely photos.
warmly,
deb

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

I'd be happy with a bowl of the coconut frosting! Sounds so yummy Stephanie! I hope you've had a good summer. Miss you! I'll be around soon.

Debby Ray said...

Oh I would SO love to sit and have a cup of tea with you, Stephanie! Can you invite your mom over too? There is nothing I would like better than to physically be able to do that...the German Chocolate Brownie (that you eat with a fork) would be a close second...although they look absolutely scrumptous! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Teri said...

Dear Stephanie ... so charming, so peaceful, so delicious! Sweet pleasures and simple blessings for your day. Hugs ♥ Teri

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Beautiful post and photos Stephanie. Thanks for that wonderful recipe. I almost tried to grab a brownie through my computer, they look so darn good! :)

Patricia said...

Sounds and looks yummy. Having company this weekend, thia will be the dessert. Thank you.

Miss Val's Creations said...

The brownies looks so tasty. It is definitely no coincidence that stressed is desserts spelled backwards! Tea is a beautiful thing. I drink very little of it in the summertime due to the heat. But once the weather turns, I will be drinking 2-3 cozy cups a day!

Home Meadows said...

What scrumptious looking brownies! Thank you for sharing your recipe. Tea and sweets are always a great combination. :-) Have a great day, Heather

Delvalina said...

Dear sister,
It's almost 3 years of our friendship and you ate a blessing to me.
Your treat as always inviting and also the picture. You can bring us as your company with your words.
I have to wait till next year for tea exchange! Oh man dream of dreams. Continually praying that God will bring us together soon. Love you!

Debbie Harris said...

Sigh... Oooh how I would love one of those delicious looking brownies, and I too could eat just the icing, you know that. :-)
Wow Stephanie, those photos are gorgeous!! I just sigh when I see your posts and images.
My camera just does not obey me! Haha

Today grandson#2 and I will be making orange marmalade. He says he loves that :-) so why not make it.
Remember your first tea cup exchange Sherry had me and gave me a cook book by Bare Foot Tessa, and there is a delicious looking recipe I have always wanted to make. So there's no better time than now to give it a try.
Enjoy your day, it's a beautiful one.
Love you~ mom

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I made some brownies the other day, but these German Chocolate ones of yours look incredibly delicious. I love that it's a small batch, too, although with my son here, treats disappear quickly.
I'm looking forward to your next teacup exchange, my friend. It'll be here before we know it. You connected your sweet mom and I together from your first exchange.
Love and hugs are sent to you.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Wow your brownies look amazing and I bet are yummy. Thanks for the recipe to make them. Have a nice rest of the week Stephanie.

Sarah A. said...

Perfectly lovely post, dear friend. :) Anything with pretty flowers, a special teacup, and CHOCOLATE is interesting to me! Thank you for taking time to put these sweet posts together for us all to enjoy. They are a blessing, just like you.

I jumped ahead into my first fall baking on this cloudy but hot and muggy August day...pumpkin cinnamon chip cookies are ready to come out of the oven as I type. :) Can I bring over a plate of cookies in exchange for a few brownies?! Love you!

Libby said...

Dearest friend, How lovely was this post! I so loved it- the way you laid everything out and all the beautiful quotes, not the mention your splendid photos- just lovely!

The recipe for the brownies sounds divine as well- brownies are one of my favorites!! :) Can't go wrong with chocolate!

Hope you're having a beautifully blessed day! Sending you hugs and much love! <3

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

How lovely! Thank you for the recipe! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Debbie Harris said...

Oops,I ment Bare Foot Contessa :-)

mamasmercantile said...

Such a beautiful post, always an inspiration. The recipe looked delightful.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a wonderful tea, Stephanie! I agree, taking time out from all the busy summer activities with a cup of tea is so important to de-stress. The brownies look so delicious! I am pinning this! Thanks for the recipe and hope you have a lovely week, my dear. Hugs xo Karen

tealady said...

What a day it was today, you know where everything seem's to go wrong!

SO THANK-YOU for the tea party I really needed to stop and sip my tea and

thank the Lord for all the wonderful things in my life.

And for giving me a new idea for a treat. I can smell the coconut

all over.

Heather @ Simple Wives said...

WOW...these sound delightful! My husband loves German Chocolate Cake, so I think the brownie twist would be fun to make. Thanks for sharing!

Anne said...

I thoroughly enjoyed my cup of tea, and thanks for the brownie recipe. :-)
Enjoy your day ♥

Danielle Fisher said...

What an exquisite recipe/arrangement! I always relish a good cup of tea.

What is this I hear about a teacup exchange? Sounds fantastic!

Dani from A Vapor in the Wind

Vee said...

Always pleasant to spend time, especially tea time, with you, Stephanie. the brownies look so yummy and your photography is always a delight..now I am going to have a mug of tea!

Margie said...

Your post made me so happy because it featured my favourite things: tea, pretty teawares, and yummy chocolate desserts!

Can't believe that it's almost time for another teacup exchange. Yay!

thel day said...

German Chocolate Cake my favorite. I love everything coconut.
The brownie is a great idea. I will surely copy the recipe.Thanks for sharing your beautiful tea time table. xo

Jill said...

Hi, new to your blog and it's truly lovely :-) Going to be following along. I love everything to do with tea and anything vintage :-) Have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings,
Jill

Mari said...

I certainly enjoyed this tea time with you! Your posts always have a way of bringing calm to the day. :)

Ana said...

Oh Stephanie I had a wonderful time having virtual tea and brownies with you. Thank you so much for the invitation and for sharing the delicious recipe. Happy Weekend.

Hugs,
❤️Ana

hobbyloes said...

Hi, Stephanie, these brownies look so deliciously.
I LOVE chocolate and I will try this recipe this weekend.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a blessed and happy weekend.

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh...dear friend! What a beautiful, beautiful post! One can just see the love and joy your pour into creating these lovely, inspirational posts! Your brownies look far too delicious for words and oh so decadent! But sometimes a good, scrumptious dessert is in line...and with a good cup of tea...of course!
And I must tell you how absolutely delighted I am that the sign up for the next tea cup and mug exchange is about to begin! I thoroughly enjoyed the last one and was truly blessed through it...such a wonderful way to make new friends and delight in the beauty of tea, pretty things and of course, beautiful tea cups!
I have been waiting for this since the last one ended! I think one could say I am excited! Smiles...
Wishing you a fantastic and very blessed day, dear Stephanie! Once again, you've inspired me!
Joy to you!
Hugs and love...
Kelly-Anne

Denise Oldham said...

looks delicious.

handmade by amalia said...

Is there anything more civilized than tea and conversation? What a charming post, Stephanie.
Amalia
xo

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

What a gorgeous post, dear Stephanie! So beautiful and so delicious...
And "stressed spelled backwards is desserts"... I agree with you: It can't be a coincidence!
Thank you for sharing and have a blessed day! Big hugs!

Sylvia said...

Yummmy!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ahhhhhh....soon we will be having our evening tea, but it's been too hot to do so. But tea slows a person down, makes you think, sip carefully, think, relax, then if you're lucky, fall asleep into a peaceful slumber. Oh those brownies, I know a certain husband who would love those! XOXOX

Melanie said...

Tea and brownies! What a perfect combination. Add a friend or two and you have the perfect tea party! Have a blessed day, my friend.

Feral Turtle said...

I am drooling over here. I LOVE brownies and will definitely be trying this recipe. Have a great weekend! Cheers.

Sarah said...

What a fabulous looking recipe! I will have to keep it on file for the next time I make brownies. : )

Conniecrafter said...

oh my does that ever look good, I will have to check and see if evaporated milk is something we should have on our eating plan. I am only an ice tea drinker but I still think it is important with our busy lives to just slow down and appreciate the blessings and life we are given!

Libby said...

Oooh, invite me over. I want to share this yummy goodness and a cup of tea with you! :-)

Anna said...

Delicieux !!!!!!
Have a lovely and yummy weekend !
Hug
Anna

Robyn said...

Oh my, this post was so relaxing to read, Stephanie, and I don't even have any tea, lol.
Your soothing words and beautiful imagery makes me feel like I could drift off. Thanks for the lovely respite in a busy day!
Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend.
Love to you.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Everything looks so lovely and inviting here Stephanie. Those brownies look delicious!
Have a beautiful weekend. xo

Daniela said...

How many beautiful things you've shared with this wonderful post of yours, my darling Stephane !
The tea cups, the roses, the little cakes and this wonderful recipe I'm going to try next Sunday, I've done copy and paste and saved it on my pc, I think these brownies are delicious !

Have a most beautiful end of the week, my dear one

sending much, so much love

Dany

Quaker Hill Farm said...

This is a beautiful presentation, both in words and pictures! Soothes the soul! I will have to try the recipe! Have a beautiful day! Lynn

Mimi Mama said...

Dearest Stephanie...I wonder if you'd do my followers the honour of sharing this beautiful post at my Five Star Frugal linkup. I'm sure many of them have not yet had the pleasure of viewing your beautiful blog, and we know they're in for a treat. I'd be thrilled to have you. Love, Mimi xxx
http://atrayofbliss.blogspot.com.au/2015/08/five-star-frugal-14-and-raspberry.html

Lady Linda said...

Hi sweetie...Your brownies look sooo good, my mouth is watering. I always wonder if you and your mama every have a bake off!? You are both amazing bakers. Hope all is well. Love ya,
Linda

Shoregirl said...

I love German Chocolate anything - so those brownies look heavenly! Lovely pictures as well - makes me want to have a tea party!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I've been away from blogs for a while due to the renovation going on and I come back to that lovely tea & treats, perfect!

my little ✂ cottage said...

Looks delicous Mrs Stephany 👌

Sola Scriptura said...

Those brownies really look like some good comfort food!

Rue said...

Hello sweet Stephanie :)

This was a lovely post and those brownies look divine. I pinned them right away ;)

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

xo,
rue

Kat White said...

I'm gonna make these. My very favorite is German Chocolate anything. Xo

Mimi Mama said...

Stephanie, even though we live far from each other, I truly feel like you've shared your sweet tea table with me. I'm thrilled you popped in to share at Five Star Frugal too. Love, Mimi xxx

Red Rose Alley said...

Tea and brownies - what a delightful combination. Did you know that brownies are my favorite dessert? And these brownies sure do look good - very moist and delicious. What a lovely post this is, Stephanie.

Have a blessed week ahead.

~Sheri

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Good morning Stephanie, thanks for joining and sharing your brownie recipe with us at Cooking & Crafting with J & J.
Enjoy today and the week.
Julie xo

Ida said...

Oh my I wish I had one of these sitting here right now. - Instead I've had to settle for some store brownies that aren't nearly as yummy looking as these. I'm printing off the recipe though and when it turns cooler out I'll be baking these for sure. - Can't wait for the next mug exchange.

Mindy Whipple said...

I always enjoy our tea time "together" Stephanie : ) My husband's all time favorite cake is German chocolate so I am pinning this recipe to try. It looks so yummy!

Jazzmin said...

Taking such delight and joy in visiting you tonight, dear friend!! Stephanie, these could not look any more decadent- oh my, how incredible they look! I want to make these as they look like such a unique and delicious recipe. We have many german chocolate cakes in our house because that is my dad's absolute favorite, but I think it is time to try something new and this is perfect. Now to find time to bake them :) I want to try these this weekend!
Thank you for sharing this with us, Stephanie!

And what stillness to my heart and mind you always bring me- you don't know how you bless my soul with your words of peace and joy. I am so thankful, just as I am for you my dear friend. How I have greatly missed chatting with you and commenting and visiting you.
Thinking of you and sending many hugs!

Love and blessings,
Jazzmin

Mimi Mama said...

Dearest Stephanie, I have featured your gorgeous brownies at Five Star Frugal this week. How could I not? A gorgeous tea, at home, with baby pink flowers? How perfect! Now as soon as I overcome my technophobia, I'll post a photo in the feature...sigh. I loved having you and hope you'll join me again this week...maybe with more pink? Love, Mimi xxx
http://atrayofbliss.blogspot.com.au/2015/08/five-star-frugal-15the-pink-one.html

Jess said...

I'll have about 10 of these right now! :)

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

I did not realize it until reading your post, and trying to grab one of your brownies through the screen, but I have been so busy with berries and peaches... I don't know the last time I made something chocolatey! I better fix that before my husband realizes what's been lacking in the house! Hope you are well! xoxo

Have a Daily said...

Sweet Stephanie, nothing better than tea and conversation with friends! Of course the yummy cake (brownie) is an added bonus. Would love to sit and sip with you! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

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