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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Jan. 27 - Brownies!

Did you know it is National Chocolate Cake Day?! In honor of the day, my oven being fixed, and since I'm only making leftovers because I need to grocery shop this evening, Linds and I made brownies. We're not big cake eaters, and I didn't want a big cake sitting in the house, so I found an amazingly easy and scrumptious brownie recipe that I am head-over-heels in love with! Here's Linds helping to prepare (she is a bit of a grump today!).

Best Brownies
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 x 8 pan. If you use a glass dish, turn heat down by 25 degrees and bake a few minutes longer.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, flour, salt and baking powder. Use a wooden spoon to mix and do NOT use a blender (they won't be as fudge-y if you blend).
  3. Bake in preheated oven for about 25 minutes, making sure not to over cook.
Lindsay was able to help mix everything and even helped clean up.

These are 100% a HUGE hit and far surpass anything I've made from a box! Not much more work either.


mother plus teacher said...

Now I want brownies. Yummy!

Jen said...

Mmm mmmm, I have these in the oven right now and can't wait to taste them. They smell delicious and the batter was pretty tasty! My husband will be thrilled when he gets home from work and finds out we have home made brownies for dessert. Thanks for the recipe!

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