Brownies!

I decided to make brownies tonight.  Yum!

In case you want to do the same, I used the recipe off the side of the Fry’s Cocoa tin.  It has yet to turn out anything less than fantastic!

First things first, you’ve got to cut up your butter and melt it.  Melt it gooooood.

Sorry, no pictures of the melted stuff.  This just gives you the idea… you can leave it all in one big block if you want but it will take ages to melt that way.  And I wanted my brownies ASAP.

While the butter is melting away, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Hokay, so now that your butter is all melty, you want to mix in the cocoa.  Once that’s in there, add the sugar.  Mix it until it’s combined, then add the eggs one at a time.  Also throw the vanilla in there at some point.  When all is said and done here, the mixture should look pretty glossy but not overly thick.  Honestly though, this is pretty foolproof.  If you’re worried about the eggs and getting shells all up in thurr, then crack them into a bowl first.

Looking good.  Next, add the dry ingredients into the pot a bit at a time, stirring well to combine.  Essentially, make it look like batter.  And if you don’t know what that means then we have a problem and you probably should not be making brownies.  But I digress…

Before you get too excited, grease up a 9×13 baking pan.  I use a Pyrex one.

See? Nice and greasy.  Right, so now throw that batter right on in that greasay old pan of yours and spread it around so it’s evenly distributed.  You don’t want your precious brownies to burn!

Sweet.  So go ahead and stick that in a 350 degree oven for about half an hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

It should be noted that I ALWAYS add chocolate chips to the batter before I bake these suckers.  Ahh, extra chocolate.  The recipe also calls for walnuts, which I’m sure would be delish, but I just didn’t have any.


Now doesn’t that look tasty?  Let it cool a bit before you dig in, you don’t want molten hot chocolate on your face (trust me on this).

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (my favourite part :)

In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.  Set aside.

In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat.  When melted, remove from heat an add cocoa. Stir until combined. Gradually add sugar; whisk until combined.  Add eggs one at a time, whisking until incorporated.  Add vanilla.  Add dry ingredients in stages, mixing until there are no lumps. Finally, add nuts and/or chocolate chips.

Transfer batter to a greased 9×13 pan.  Spread with a spatula to even mixture out.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

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