This week we celebrate my Dad’s birthday. Not only is he the best dad, but he is an amazing person – smart, patient, caring, strong…there are so many adjectives I could use to describe him. He has definitely been the biggest influencer in my life. Even when I was a wayward teenage girl rolling my eyes at his lectures, his words were still getting through and shaping my mind, my personality, my work ethic. Without him, there is not doubt I would be a completely different person today.
Besides all of the amazing things listed above, my dad is also the biggest fan of my baked goods. He’s always willing to “man-up” and finish off a batch of cookies, so I have an excuse to bake again. He is always willing to taste test, even if things arrive to him in crumbs (eh-em, UPS). And his only complaint is ever that I just didn’t make enough of whatever I send him.
So to celebrate a wonderful man with a big sweet tooth, I made an extra special batch of brownies with extra effort and care put into decorating them. You can easily make this recipe into regular brownie bars, by topping the brownies with the white chocolate while still in the pan. Then chill and cut them once the topping has set.