chef.jpg Sometimes you awake in the morning with the strangest things running through your brain. This morning was one of those sometimeses, as of all things, I had a recipe for Brother Maynard running around in my head looking for a way out.

Brother Maynard



  • ½c. sarcasm
  • 2 Tbsp witticism (tempered with wry, dry & droll)
  • 2c. cynicism
  • 2½c. flour
  • 1 tsp pinch of salt
  • ¼c. baking powder
  • (wet)

  • 1 tbsp Tobasco sauce
  • ½ tsp. bitters (may substitute lemon or lime)
  • 4c. confusion


  1. Mix dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add Tobasco and bitters, stir lightly
  3. Add confusion in stages, stirring as you go, making sure it permeates the whole. Beat thoroughly.
  4. When confusion is thoroughly mixed in and the mixture is adequately whipped to a frenzy, cover and set aside in a warm dark place for 18-24 hours
  5. Place batter in a single lump on a large cookie sheet and bake on low heat for 6-9 hours
  6. Remove and let cool when the lump is sufficiently hard, crusty, and well-browned

Serves none. Place in front of your computer monitor or use as doorstop. Optionally, split with an axe and use as bookends.


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