Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Ooe Goey Homemade Brownies {Recipe}

So I don't know about you, but in my opinion, there is nothing that can top a pan of Brownies that came straight out of a box.  Add some eggs, some oil, some water & bake.  Seriously.  I haven't found a recipe that can top a box mix.

Until Now.

It takes a little more work.  And you dirty 2 dishes instead of just 1.  But according to the MR. it's oh so worth it!

1 cup (2 sticks) butter
2 1/4 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon espresso powder, optional
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.  Butter a 9x13 baking dish

In a small saucepan over low heat, melt butter completely.
Stir in sugar and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.  Do not allow sugar mixture to boil.
Pour butter mixture into a large bowl.
Beat in cocoa powder, eggs, salt, baking powder, and vanilla.  Mix well
Stir in flour and chocolate chips.
Spread into prepared pan, the batter will be whoa thick!
Bake for about 30 minutes, or until tester comes out clean.

But of course, you go to make this wonderful brownies, and you realize that you are short an egg.  Opps!  So what do you do?  You make 3/4 of the recipe. The Whole measurements are kind of a Duh! when it comes to reducing.  1 = 3/4.  Not hard.  But how do you reduce 3/4 & 1/4 in half?  It's really Not too hard to do.  If you know conversations.

3/4 C butter
1 C + 2 T sugar, + 1/2 C + 1 T Sugar
3 eggs
1/2 C + 2 T Cocoa Powder + 1/4 C + 1 T Cocoa Powder
3/4 T Vanilla
3/4 C Flour + 6 T Flour
1 1/2 C Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips.

3 teaspoons in 1 Tablespoon. 4 Tablespoons in a 1/4 Cup, 12 Tablespoons in 3/4 cup.  Approx 5 1/2 T in 1/3 Cup.
Easy Peasy.

Also, if you cut this recipe down by a quarter, then it fits PERFECT into an 8x8 pan, for a thicker, but not too thick brownie.  Just increase your baking time!  I may have undercooked mine a tad, but the Mr. Likes them that way!


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