We were moved to another room the following day. There was no explanation, but since the new room was on the top floor terraced with a Duomo view... I asked no questions. It was still hot as one of the lower rings described by Dante, but with that view.... you weren't going to catch me arguing with my fate.
And it proved the "punto perfetto" to watch a long evening of celebration as the city celebrated their team winning the World Cup.
When I started to head into the kitchen to develop my idea for Spicy Chipotle Brownies, I googled the idea to look for a base recipe to fiddle with. The tiniest amount of research delivered a recipe on one of my favortie blogs (The Smitten Kitchen.com) that was everything I had in mind and more. And so I pass on her delicious recipe, based on one from Baked, a recipe here in Brooklyn. I have made only the slightest of changes, never being content to leave well enough alone. In her blog Chef Deb mentions that a spice free version can be made by eliminating the chipotle, cinnamon or cardamom.
Store tightly covered with plastic wrap. These brownies also freeze well.
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