Country House Butterscotch Brownies : The Best Blondies You’ll Ever Eat (Recipe from Martha Dixon’s Copper Kettle Cook Book)

 

By Olivia Nathan

 

Full disclosure: This recipe is from one of my mom’s favorite cookbooks and she taught me to make it a couple years ago. I have made it for my Dad’s birthday, for my Mom’s birthday, and for lonely Friday nights. Despite it being the easiest thing to make and baking them successfully all the previous times (AKA creating the most heavenly, gooey, coconuty treat ever), on Valentine’s Day this year I used baking soda instead of powder and also burnt them. My boyfriend ate one and said it was, “Still good”. He’s a theater major at Tisch and I told him the classes were really paying off…

 

1/3 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg, unbeaten

1/4 t salt

3/4 cup sifted enriched flour

1t baking powder

1t vanilla

1/2 cup coconut

1 6 oz. package semi sweet chips

1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (I prefer pecans)

 

Melt butter in medium-sized saucepan. Cool. Add sugar, egg, salt, flour, baking powder, and vanilla. Blend the above ingredients; then add coconut, chocolate chips, and chopped nuts. Spread in greased 8 or 9” square pan. Bake 25 minutes in moderate oven, 350 degrees. These are quick and delicious.

 

Join PROJECT PENGYOU for Discussion and Dance!

Have you ever wanted to learn about folk dance? Have you ever wanted to try it? Now’s your chance!

Join PROJECT PENGYOU on Saturday, April 15th at 6pm in Lerner West Ramp Lounge for a discussion about folk dance– specifically American Contra Dance!

Anyone interested in trying contra can join them for a beginner’s lesson and group dance downtown in West Village! They’ll leave campus at 7pm and head down to 14th Street together.

Tickets for the lesson are $10 at the door.

Check out their FB page HERE! 

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Who is PROJECT PENGYOU?

Project Pengyou works to empower and mobilize a new generation of cross-cultural bridge-builders to serve, inspire and transform lives. They aim to lead the fight against systemic xenophobia and to build leadership and power through stories, dialogue, and action.

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COMING SOON: BTE’s One Act Play Festival!

Black Theatre Ensemble’s “The World Is Watching” One Act Festival explores the idea of society’s gaze on black bodies, and the search for identity within the identities that are given to you. Who are you when no one is watching?

The show is comprised of four student-written one acts.

The Haunting Inc. written by Onyekachi Iwu, Directed by Kadaja Brown

Jacqueline “Jack” Lopez is a ghost who has graduated top of her class from Haunting Incorporated. As she works to scare out the family of the house she was assigned, she learns to confront her past and learns there is more to life than scaring.

Colder Than Winter written by Donovan Redd, Directed by Chelsea Miller and Tyler Jones

Colder Than Winter is an exploration of how differences in Black identities affect how Black people differently meet, experience, interpret and cope with Black death.

A Play On Truth written and Directed by Megan Wicks

Aesop struggles with questions of persistence in the face of uncertain truth.

Truest Garden written and directed by Jennell Strong

It’s good to have girlfriends, until one of them has a girlfriend. Longtime friends get together after some time apart for a girls night. It soon becomes apparent that the sister love is not equally distributed.

Come out and support.

Click HERE to purchase tickets! 

CUID/BCID: $5

Non-CUID/BCID: $7

Kadaja Brown is a Senior at Barnard and an Editor for Barnard Bite 

Olivia’s Inspirational Workout Playlist

Struggling to find a good workout playlist? Can’t get…inspired? Look no further!

  1. Kill V Maim by Grimes
  2. I Got U by Duke Dumont
  3. Freedun by MIA, feat. ZAYN
  4. Warm Blood by Carly Rae Jepsen
  5. Moth to the Flame by Chairlift
  6. Fall Back 2U by Chromeo
  7. On the Regular by Shamir
  8. Cigarettes & Chocolate by Chet Faker
  9. Sleeper by Zero 7
  10. Walk This Way by MØ
  11. Put the Gun Down by ZZ Ward
  12. Renaissance Girls by Oh Land
  13. Klapp Klapp by Little Dragon
  14. What’s It Gonna Be? by Shura
  15. Clearest Blue by CHVRCHES
  16. Van Vogue by Azealia Banks
  17. This Is Not About Us by Banks
  18. Boys by Sky Ferreira
  19. Come Down by Anderson .Paak
  20. Only Happy When It Rains by Garbage
  21. Best To You by Blood Orange
  22. Heaven by Alpines
  23. Mar (Lo Que Siento) by Bomba Estéreo
  24. Dramophone by Caravan Palace
  25. I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler by YACHT

Olivia Nathan is a junior at Barnard and Social Media Specialist for Barnard Bite

CHECK OUT There is Hope Gala 2017: The Dreams of Our Ancestors THIS FRIDAY

The Caribbean Students Association will be hosting their 9th annual There is Hope Gala this Friday, February 17th in Roone Auditorium from 8-12 pm.

Each year, the Caribbean Students Association hosts a fundraising gala to sponsor their There is Hope Campaign: an annual service trip to a Caribbean Island. This year, all funds will go to supporting the Caribbean Students Association as they embark on their trip to Jamaica to teach primary students the importance of self-love and black identity. The event will feature vendors, performances, food and a THC film. Tickets are only $5 and all proceeds will go towards supporting a good cause, so be sure to check it out!

For more information on the There is Hope Campaign, check out the Caribbean Students Association’s Website: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/carib/

Sinead Hunt is a first-year at Barnard and Club Liaison for Barnard Bite. If you or your group would like to be featured on the blog’s “On Campus” section, please contact snh2134@barnard.edu