Monday, July 4, 2016

Best Basic Brownies

A Chocolate Lover's Dream!



Have you been under the impression that a boxed brownie mix might just be the easiest and best way to go?  Guess what, this recipe will prove you wrong.  It was quick, easy and the texture is the same fudgy, chewy one as the mix.

Now who doesn't love brownies?  I know they've been a favorite in my family forever, and this is the best and easiest basic brownie recipe I know.  

The beauty of this recipe is that you can add walnuts, peanut butter, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, frost them, leave them plain...it doesn't matter, you can do it all!  


Ingredients:                      
                           

1 cup butter
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder

Preheat oven to 350'F.  Grease a 9x13 pan.

Melt butter.  Remove from heat and add ingredients in the order listed, stirring well by hand, until all ingredients are blended.  Do not over-stir or brownies will get tough.

Bake for 25-30 minutes (mine took exactly 24 minutes).  Do not overbake.

If you want those wonderful clean edges, use a plastic knife to cut them (best brownie trick ever).


Creamy Brownie Frosting: (optional)

6 Tbsp. butter, softened
6 Tbsp. cocoa
2 Tbsp. light corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups confectioners' sugar
4-5 Tbsp. milk (add a little at a time until of spreading consistency)

In a mixer bowl, beat butter, cocoa, corn syrup and vanilla until blended.

Add powdered sugar and milk; beating until spreading consistency.


"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." - Psalm 33:12



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