Sunday, October 7

Recipe Sunday - My World Famous Brownies

The seventh day of the week has arrived and so closes another week in our lives. And what does that mean? Recipe Sunday!! *Cheering* I know, I know, I'll take my bow now. And so along with Recipe Sunday comes another of my most closely guarded recipes, my Brownies. If you've never had my brownies, then get ready because I'm not waiting around for you to tie your shoes!

Gather the following:

  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups of Sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Quick note about your ingredients - Use real sugar - I have yet to find the exact mix of everything to get the same taste without being sinfully unhealthy. While the one time that I did use a sweetner/sugar replacement the brownies turned out good but were not as good as they normally are. Next, I prefer to use imitation vanilla because it isn't quite as overbearing and has a slightly more mellow undertone, but that is just my preference. If you're used to cooking with real vanilla then go for it, but use less if you do. And last but not least, semi-sweet chips are best. Dark chocolate chips are too bitter, white chocolate make the final product wayyy too sweet and the milk chocolate make it too rich. Just my opinion, feel free to play around and experiment.

Time to get down to business, get your oven cracking, 350° is the goal here. Grab your 13x9 pan and grease it up. If you choose to use a smaller but deeper pan then you may want to split your batch in to 2 parts because while thick brownies are wonderful and all, make them too thick and you won't have anything but a hot batter-y mess on your hands. Literally.  

Grab yourself a large mixing bowl and throw your eggs, butter, sugar and vanilla in there. Beat it up! Grab your salt and baking powder and invite them to the party, keep mixing! Now here comes the messy part, flour first - keep mixing! Don't throw it all in at once! Be gentle, go slow. Once you have all of the flour in there, it should be smelling pretty tasty. Grab your cocoa powder and SLOWLY mix it in. Stir in your chocolate chips and pour that beast into your pan. Bake your beautiful creation for 20-22 minutes. Keep an eye on them! The key is to not overbake them, and don't pull it out too soon or you'll end up with a batter-y center. Let them cool ever so slighty, cut and serve. 

Obviously these are best with a big glass of milk and served warm. Congratulations you now have kick-ass brownies. 

Makes: 13x9 pan, you control how big you want to cut them and how many you end with.

Rating: 5/5. While I don't make my brownies often they are probably one of the best things I make from scratch.

I hope everyone had a good weekend and you are all ready for this week! Comment, share, and like, and don't forget my monthly poll on the right!

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