Hazelnut Chocolate Loaf

Hazelnut Chocolate Loaf

I am tired, frustrated, and really did not feel like finishing another, more beautiful post that I had started tonight. It is just cold and crappy in Seattle lately, and everything is annoying the hell out of me. Then there are people you have to deal with who make it worse all day long.

Ever felt like that?! Well, this post is for all the brickheads I am tired of dealing with, though of course I won’t name names. Sometimes life is one hurdle after another, and you try to remember to jump and smile over each hurdle, even though you just don’t want to! Thankfully, pushing through a tough time can have its rewards, even when they’re accidental.

Hazelnut Chocolate Loaf

This Hazelnut Chocolate Loaf is one of my creations that I did take good photos of, and it tasted great, but I just didn’t write down the recipe. Now *I* feel like a brickhead!

This loaf also felt like it weighed a ton of bricks. When I cut and photographed it, even its texture reminded me of bricks. It actually was an attempt at brownies that I had screwed around with so much that it turned into this dense Hazelnut Chocolate Loaf.

Hazelnut Chocolate Loaf

I don’t typically care for brownies much, because they too often feel like an undercooked slab of dough that I can’t finish chewing! My American husband loves them though, and I guess I don’t blame him, because gooey brownies are so common in this country and they are easy as hell to make. Maybe because my dislike for a gooey brownie is so strong, I don’t seem to have the skill for making them gooey from scratch. Sorry B, for now let’s just stick to an organic boxed mix — Dr. Oetker wasn’t bad, right?! 😉

This Hazelnut Chocolate Loaf was also crunchy and had a bite to it. I cut it into small slices to control the portions of this indulgence, but then a friend from work and I ate most if it ourselves 😛

For now, I will keep jumping the hurdles and maybe I’ll see a ray of sunshine soon!