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!
1 cup butter
2 cups granulated sugar
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).
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