Warning: tech talk coming… feel free to skip ahead to the brownies.
The big talk around town (that is, the town known as the food blogosphere) is how the Ziplist recipe plugin isn’t compatible with the new WordPress 3.9 update. I woke up one morning last week to discover that, because I had updated my WordPress, I was now unable to create a new post on my blog, along with hundreds of other food bloggers who also use Ziplist and WordPress, due to an unforeseen snafu that is completely outside of our control. The timing of all this was unfortunate, as Easter weekend is one of the biggest weekends of the year for food bloggers. Instead of new Easter recipes being posted right and left, many sites fell oddly silent, unable to post even an announcement saying they couldn’t post new recipes. Although Ziplist was quick to begin working on a fix, no permanent solution was found before the holiday weekend. Please understand that I’m not complaining, just stating the facts. I am a loyal fan of both WordPress and Ziplist and both are invaluable to me as a blogger.
Although I had planned to post this incredible Toasted Coconut Frosted Brownies recipe prior to Easter along with at least one other recipe, I sat back and patiently waited for the backend of my site to begin working again (huge shoutout right here to Pastor Alaska who has been proactively working with Ziplist to find a solution since last week). I figured that you, my amazing readers, will still love these brownies regardless of whether they popped up before or after Easter. Thank you for that, by the way. You’re the bestest.
Delightfully fudgy brownies smeared with coconut cream cheese frosting and topped with crisp, golden toasted coconut. Once they were assembled, I popped them into the freezer for about an hour before slicing, to achieve perfect square cuts. I discovered, to my absolute shock, that I thoroughly enjoy these brownies chilled (I’m a die hard warm, gooey brownie kind of girl, usually). Once I sliced them, I kept them cold in the fridge and enjoyed them throughout the Easter weekend.