Jan 10, 2013

RECIPE: Our Favorite Brownies

What I have learned from personal experience and through a couple mean comments is that whenever you try out a recipe or craft project someone else posted - well, let's just say it could end up on a "fail blog".

Especially when you add the following words: best, amazing, out of this world etc.

Why does something fail that someone else nailed? Either because it is not to our taste - like a recipe I tried not long ago and nobody would eat it in my family, even though it got great ratings and reviews, or simply because we ourselves lack the talent, practice, perseverance, patience or the same materials.

Why am I saying all this? Because I am going to share a recipe that our family loves and I do not need anyone leaving an angry comment that they hated it or theirs did not turn out as they expected it. Notably when it comes to brownies.

Our Favorite Brownies
{ fudgy, rich, chocolaty rather than sweet}
 adapted from several other recipes

1 c butter, melted (please do not use substitute)
1 c white sugar
1 c brown sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
4 eggs

1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
1 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
1 c semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp cocoa powder


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9 by 13 baking dish.

2. Combine melted butter, sugars and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

3. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder and salt. 

4. Gradually add the flour mixture to the egg mixture. Mix until until blended.

5. Measure out 1 c chocolate chips in a bowl, lightly dust it with 1 Tbsp cocoa powder, mix to coat evenly. Add chocolate chips to brownie batter, fold in. 

6. Spread the batter into prepared baking dish. Bake for about 40 minutes or until done.

7. Let it cool completely before cutting.