Friday, December 06, 2013


I had been baking brownies the cheater way, using brownies mix.  The kind that you just add water and oil.  But with so many different boxes of cocoa powders laying around in my kitchen, I had been thinking that I should at least attempt to make brownies from scratch.  So today was the day.  Here are the ingredients:

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 t baking powder
1/4 t salt

Combine the dry ingredients above in a bowl.

In another bowl, soften 1 stick of unsalted butter with a mixer, then add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 2 eggs.  Mix well.  Spoon in the dry ingredients into the egg mixture while continue mixing until the batter is well combined (batter will be thick and sticky). 

Pour into into a 9x9 pan, Sprinkle the top with semisweet chocolate chips if you like.  Bake for 25 minutes.

Glass pan : 325 F
Metal pan : 350 F

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