It's been a long time-at least two years-since I've made these. The other day I was kind of absentmindedly fumbling around in the kitchen when I said to no one in particular, "I need to make Gub Gub brownies again." The boy jumped from the couch and yelled, "Oh my god, yes! Please!" How could I say no to that kind of enthusiasm?
Despite my sweet tooth, I actually hate most brownies. But these are different, more like some strange, gooey chocolate chip cookie/brownie hybrid. The recipe comes from Ayun Halliday's Dirty Sugar Cookies, which is one of my all time favorite books.It's part funny memoir, part cook book and it doesn't disappoint on either count.
I'm not going to post the recipe here because I can't find it anywhere on the internet and I don't want to be the first to plagiarize Ayun Halliday, so to further entice you to buy the book (or at the very least, get it from the library), here's a picture of the pan of brownies before being popped into the oven:
Raw eggs be damned...yum.
There is another recipe from Dirty Sugar Cookies that I have been dying to make but have never tried and that is the Shitty Kitty Confection, which has some of the best instructions in the book, such as Get ready to fuck up your blender with one package of vanilla sandwich cookies. It's basically a cake/cookie/pudding mixture with some Tootsie Rolls thrown on top to look like cat turds. Oh, and it's served in a (clean and unused) cat box and doled out with a pooper scooper. See, I can't serve that to just anyone, it would have to be someone who has cats and would truly appreciate it. (Daphne, consider yourself warned.)