Women's Bean Project which helps women break the cycle of poverty and unemployment. I received two bags, one handmade by Michelle, which I will ship to our winner, and one made my Tina when I baked for my family I am. I ordered this via a website called The Hunger Site which donates food and money to a variety of world-wide charities.
Let's get the contest out of the way then I'll review the mix itself.
To enter you must be a public Follower of The Chocolate Cult either through blogspot, Facebook, or Networked Blogs. I do check this each time so if you joined for the last contest then left us you must rejoin -- honestly why would you leave your Sisters and Brothers in Cocoa behind? You can join in either of those three ways linked to on the left hand side of this blog.
To enter you must leave a comment below by Noon Eastern Time on Thursday, May 13, 2010. Your comment simply needs to to say what sounded best to you about these brownies and that you do live in the lower 48 States of the USA -- I'm shipping these myself and that's what I can afford at this time.
Finally you need to make certain that your listing as a follower includes a way for me to contact you directly by private email. If you win and I can't contact you, I'll move on to the next person in line.
The order of your comments will determine your number for the random drawing so the first person to comment will be #1, the fourth person will be #4 and so forth. The winner will be chosen using this random number generator.
First, they needed more time. When I saw the brownies were not pulled away from the sides, I just reset my timer for a few minutes more. And then a bit more until I was at the max listed time and they were finally done. This was probably part the result of using glass instead of metal pan -- I use what I have, Sisters and Brothers -- and the uncertainty that plagues my oven at times.
So the reason to get these is not because they are the best brownies you will ever make but because you can get behind the goals at the Women's Bean Project. If you want to give them a free try, follow the directions above to enter this contest. Hurry, it only lasts a few days.
Sisters and Brothers, may you, too, take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.