Why mess with a good thing? [Sun-Times file photo]
A bunch of students from Evanston Township High School got sick after eating pot-laced brownies. School officials say one kid baked them and brought them to school, according to a story on our website.
Not being versed in the culinary possibilities of marijuana (which exist, according to pot proponents), I can only urge the students next time to lay off the pot and just bake the brownies. It's proven that chocolate makes you happy. Happy is a high, isn't it?
My current favorite brownie recipe comes from Tcho. Bake these, kids, and you won't get sick. Fat, maybe, but not sick.
Recipe after the jump.
Deep Chocolate Brownies
8 ounces 68% cacao chocolate, chopped
10 tablespoons unsalted butter
11/4 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom of 9-by-13-inch baking pan and line with parchment paper.
Melt chocolate and butter in a double boiler over simmering water. In medium bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar. Whisk in melted chocolate mixture. Sift together and then stir in flour, salt, baking powder and cocoa powder. Spread batter in prepared pan.
Bake until skewer inserted in center comes out fudgy and not dry, about 20 minutes. Let cool to room temperature before removing and cutting brownies.