I Love Brownies!
Plain, or loaded with lots of goodies. It doesn’t matter. I love them!
Oh wait. There is an exception. I don’t really care for cakey brownies. I mean, I will eat them, but I will bury them under ice cream and all sorts of candy toppings. (Is that kinda like burying broccoli under cheese sauce?)
I think brownie recipes, for me, will always be a work in progress. See, I really like the one I’m going to share with you today. But next month, it just might not please me as much and then I will start to play with the recipe again!. Too me, that’s part of the fun of baking!
I’m making plain brownies today, as I want you to taste the actual brownie. However, feel free to add in extra chocolate chips or nuts to the batter!
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have wrapped up half of the brownies and I’m on my way to deliver them to the ladies at the local library! I have to do this, or I will eat the whole pan of brownies…and while yummy, that will cause a belly ache!
Makes: 24 servings (13 x 9 inch pan)
Prep time: 10 minutes Bake time: 20 minutes
1/2 cup butter
1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a 13 x 9 inch pan with aluminum foil, and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a medium-sized, microwave-safe mixing bowl, combine the butter and chocolate chips. Microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring after each time, until the chocolate chips are completely melted and the mixture is well combined. Add in the sugar and brown sugar and stir well. Add in the eggs and vanilla and stir until well combined. Stir in the salt and cocoa powder. Gently add in the flour, stirring until just combined (don’t over-mix). Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let rest for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, you can either continue to let them sit on the counter and come to room temperature, or you can put the pan of brownies into the refrigerator for 15 minutes (like I did because I am impatient!). After 15 minutes, remove the pan from the refrigerator and grasping the aluminum foil, pull the brownies out of the pan. Cut into 24 pieces and enjoy!
Question of the day: Which do you prefer? Fudgey or Cakey brownies?
Made with love, not calories!