For the Brownies
¾ cup cocoa powder
1 ½ cup all purpose flour
2 cups evaporated milk
1/3 cup butter
½ cup sugar
¼ tsp instant coffee
1 tsp vanilla
For the Frosting
¼ cup evaporated milk
1 cup dark chocolate
For the Toppings
¼ cup chopped peanuts
- Sift flour and cocoa powder. Mix and set aside.
- Cook over low heat: evaporated milk, sugar, butter, vanilla and instant coffee. Mix until dissolved.
- Add the combined flour and cocoa powder. Mix.
- Add the remaining evaporated milk.
- Cook for 10 minutes or until it can already hold a shape.
- Transfer it in square or rectangular container lined with parchment paper (or aluminum foil). Spread it evenly and flatten using a spatula.
- Using an improvised double boiler, melt the chocolate with evaporated milk over low heat.
- Pour the frosting on top of the brownies and sprinkle chopped peanuts.
- Cover and chill overnight.
- Cut the brownies into bite size pieces.
It has been almost a decade since The Itchyworms performed in the city-state of Singapore. The now-iconic Marina Bay Sands was still under construction, for one, and Universal Studios was probably still in blueprints.
The last time the band was there in 2008, they performed in a double bill with Marcus Adoro. First, to serve as his backup band, playing songs from his seminal solo album, Markus Highway, and second, to play their own songs. The night ended in an epic extended jam on old Eraserheads songs.
The years have only made the band’s wanderlust — itch, to borrow from their name — for Singapura that much more insistent. The hunger for the hawker holy grail that is authentic laksa is quite real, and so is the thirst for performing in front of new audiences, such as Singapore’s music-loving folk, whether expats or locals.
Now, the band will finally get to scratch their decade-old itch for Singapore! The Itchyworms have partnered with the awesome people of Pinoy-powered events group Requiem Rising SG, to bring you an extraordinary one-night only musical experience. On 03 November, all paths lead to Hero’s Bar. Whether your hankering is for food, drink, or really good music, it’s sure to be satisfied.
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