Little Miss Muffet,
Sat on her tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey.
Along came a spider,
Who sat down beside her,
And frightened
Miss Muffet away.

In this case, the little miss muffet was my daughter J3, and she was eating a plate of brownies with icecream when the spider scared her....
You should have heard the commotion here when the spider hit!!My poor little fusspot was sitting there happily ,munching on her weekend treat,brownies with icecream..when all of a sudden, this big spider goes walking by about ten metres away....the next minute, all that was left of the treat was a huge splotch on my ceiling!!Dark brown choclate and creamy icecream dripped down onto her hair, while she was screaming blue murder. It took another two servings of brownies and the valiant efforts of her two big brothers, who risked life and limb(so they say...)to shoo away the offending party(the poor spider..he ever even knew what hit him!!)before she calmed down.



Butter(or dalda) -185 gm
Sugar(granulated,not powdered)-400 gm
Eggs -4
Flour -170 g
Cocoa -10 dsp levelled
Vanilla essence -1tsp
Walnuts/cashewnuts (chopped) -1 cup


1. Cream butter and sugar well.

2. Add eggs one at a time, beating well in between.

3. Add cocoa and flour. Beat well.

4. Add nuts and essence.Fold in with a spoon.

5.Pour in a grased shallow baking tray and bake till done.

6.One baked and cooled, cut in half lengthwise, and spread with choclate fudge icing in between layers, and on top too.

7. When serving, heat in microwave, or oven a little, then serve with slightly soft vanilla icecream.

Choclate fudge icing recipe:

Butter(unsalted) -50 gms
Milk -1 tbsp
Icing sugar -100 gms
Cocoa powder -2 tbsp

Heat butter on low flame, add milk. Stir in icing sugar and cocoa powder. Spread for brownies while still hot .

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