Tuesday, June 17, 2008

SJSU Part 2

We met at SJSU again for another look at some of the costumes in the costume shop. This time, heavy material was the focus and we got to draw several renaissance outfits including this one which looked waaay better than horrible drawing I had time to do.Here are some photos from our visit. These were fun to draw and I really gained a deep respect for the skill and craft that goes into making these theatrical costumes not to mention what went into the real things.I got the opportunity to wear this Renaissance robe. That's right friends, Jeff Jackson-the nuclear holocaust of fashion.
As a thank you for opening up the shop to my students and myself, I baked brownies for Debbie and Rita in the shop. It turns out that these brownies not only didn't kill anybody but were good enough that I was asked for a recipe and so here it is, thanks again ladies.

For lack of a better title (other than The Antichrist of Weight Watchers Brownies) I am going to call them 'chocolatechipnutbuttermarshmallowbrowniekrispys'. You can make up your own title.

fudge brownie mix 1 pkg (2 eggs, 1/4 cup oil, 1/4 cup water)
1 bag mini marshmallows
chocolate chips 1 1/2 cups
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (Jif is always better for baking)
1 tbs butter
1 1/2 cups rice krispys
13x9 pan

mix and cook brownies as directed on box. I like the fudge-y-er brownies from Duncan Hines but whatever is on sale or use what you like. (I haven't made brownies from scratch in years-who's got time for that?)
cook about 25 mins (see box)
check for done-ness with toothpick allow to cool

sprinkle marshmallows on top of brownies, I know it says a whole bag of mini marshmallows but dang, that's a lot of marshmallows-I just use enough to cover.
bake another 5-10 or until marshmallows golden brown, allow to cool

While brownies are baking, mix chocolate chips (I like Ghirardelli milk chocolate morsels but use whatever suits you), peanut butter and butter in sauce pan and melt completely on low temp

add Rice Krispys to chocolate mixture
spread on top of marshmallows

The Chocolate mix should still be warm enough to spread easily with a spatula or wooden spoon. I don’t worry about the Marshmallows mixing with the chocolate, though I do believe that the original recipe says should be three layers; brownie, marshmallow, and chocolate. If you want to do it that way, allow the chocolate mix to cool and then spoon evenly on marshmallows.
Allow to cool completely or place in freezer for 15 minutes before cutting into 1.5"-2" squares.


Jessica D said...

Those brownies sound like they might kill me. I must try them.

Jeff Jackson said...

They are very good but be sure to have a nice glass of milk handy. Good luck, let me know how it goes...unless they do kill you, then you don't have to.

Michael T. Sandborn said...

Brilliant. That should be your photo for the sketchbook.

jgiambrone said...

damn, jeff your stylin! you look like a 70's pimp! hahaha...

Jeff Jackson said...

That was a cool costume. I was thrilled to get to try it on. Joe, how the heck are ya?

jgiambrone said...

Well, I've been sick for a awhile with migraines and such. Fun stuff! also i hurt my arm the money maker. so... i'm batting a 1000 these days. and you...