My Fabulous Disease
The Real Poz Guys of Atlanta
A Video Blog
By Mark S. King
February 23, 2010
Last year, many of you enjoyed meeting a group of my friends, so I wondered if they would spill their hearts (and their secrets) again for my blog. They didn't disappoint me!
Antron, James, Eric and Craig stopped by to help make my infamous brownies, and (thanks to my best friend Charles on camera) our evening is well documented in this intimate episode. Topics included sex and online cruising, doctors, and what they really think of the messages you post about them in the comments section!
But there's information you'll want even more once you've seen the blog. What's the recipe for my insanely delicious double chocolate brownies? Well, because I consider you a friend too, here it is. Enjoy! You will be a complete sensation at the next pot luck dinner, trust me on this.
Meanwhile, please be well.
Episode 14: The Real Poz Guys of Atlanta
MARK'S VIRAL CHOCOLATE BROWNIES
2/3 cup sugar
5 Tablespoons butter (most of a stick)
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
1 small cap almond extract
2/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
- Preheat oven to 325F.
- Grease or spray a 8 or 9 inch square baking pan.
- In a small bowl, mix flour, salt and baking soda.
- In a small saucepan over very low heat, melt sugar and butter with a tablespoon of water, stirring slowly. When mixture barely begins to bubble, shut off heat and add 1 cup of chocolate chips and stir them in along with the almond extract. Stir until melted together.
- Skip all remaining steps and pour over ice cream, as I have done many times (best boyfriend break-up pain reliever on earth). Or...
- Pour chocolate mixture into large bowl and whisk in eggs, then mix in flour mixture.
- Gently fold in the other cup of chocolate chips (thought I'd forgotten them? No way.) I don't do nuts in my brownies, but whatever.
- Pour into baking pan. You are allowed 2 small spoons to eat now from the pan, but that's it.
- Bake for 35 minutes.
- Allow to cool a little before you attack it.
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My Fabulous Disease
Mark S. King has been an active AIDS activist, writer and community organization leader since the early 1980s in Los Angeles. He has been an outspoken advocate for prevention education and for issues important to those living with HIV.
Diagnosed in 1985, Mark has held positions with the Los Angeles Shanti Foundation, AID Atlanta and AIDS Survival Project, and is an award-winning writer. He continues his volunteer work as an AIDS educator and speaker for conferences and events.
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