You know you've got something good when all you want to do is gorge yourself with batter and forget about cooking it. I never had brownies growing up and no I did not live under a rock...I guess it just wasn't something my parents thought of buying let alone making. As an adult, we never crossed paths either; it's not really something you'll find on a menu...it's a homemade affair.
One day the princess eyed a bag of brownies at the grocery store; food is one of the only things I have a hard time denying the kids and so I bought it. I tried them and they were pretty good; the princess was hooked. At some point, way before my H&W days, I bought a box mix. All I have to say is YUCK. I was content with purchasing the little brown bag of brownies every now and again and so was the princess.
The other night as I was enjoying perusing Pinterest for recipes, this brownie recipe caught my eye. It looked easy enough, the ingredients made sense and I figured I had nothing to lose. I doubled the recipe and added a tablespoon of instant coffee. As always I try the batter to see if it's going to be good...OH MY GOD! All I wanted to do was pour it down my throat. It was insanely delicious! I managed some self control and popped it in the oven and generously gave the hubby and the daughter a blender each to lick...there was dead silence as they eagerly polished the blenders clean.
The brownies came out divine and I quickly packed up 2 thirds of it for the hubby to bring to work. I had to. I didn't think I could muster enough self control to stay away and I have overindulged this holiday season. This recipe is at the top of my go tos from now on. It took all of 10 minutes to prepare and minutes to bake. Try it you'll never buy store-bought again.
- 2 cups of sugar
- 2/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon of instant coffee
- 1 cup of flour
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 tsp of baking powder
- 1 cup of melted room temp butter
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla
- In a large bowl beat together the cooled butter, eggs and vanilla
- Add the rest of the ingredients beating after each addition
- Pour the batter in a parchment paper lined 9in x 9in baking tray
- Bake at 350° for approximately 20 minutes
- Let cool in baking tray and refrigerate before cutting into tiny morcels of sin
SOURCE: I AM BAKER