Monday, September 15, 2014

The search is over

I love brownies and have made many mixes (my current favorite is the Trader Joe's Truffle Brownies) and many batches from scratch.  I've messed around with lots of recipes (as you can see if you click the label "brownie" or look at the index) but now, the search is over.  These were the best I've made so far.  They were a cake-like consistency on the edges and a fudge-like consistency in the middle.  I don't like them super sweet but if you want them sweeter, increase sugar to 1 cup.  You could also substitute melted butter for the oil for a richer flavor.  Alas, they were eaten too quickly for a photo!

Best Basic Brownies
from All Recipes

1/2 c. vegetable oil
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 c. flour
1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 8x8 pan.  Mix oil, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer.  Add eggs and beat until combined.  In a small bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.  Gradually add to the mixer while mixing on a medium speed.  When the batter is thoroughly mixed, spoon into the greased pan.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.  Cool before slicing.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds yummy. So, totally off subject: I recently checked out the book Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett from our library. It was just chance we checked it out, but I have to say it is now my favorite counting book ever. It keeps you guessing the whole way through and involves the kids as they give high fives to lumberjacks on one page and they must politely address the bee keeping grannies before turning another. I though your kids might like it. Even Chloe thought it was great and she's 8.5. Check it out.