Thursday, September 9, 2010
Nobody can turn down the temptation of chocolate. Nobody.
Recipe #24: brownies (the soft version)
Out of all chocolate desserts, brownies are the favorites of many people. I have a friend who will not normally eat any desserts but will definitely enjoy our brownies. Thus, my motherwill make a batch of brownies for her when we visit her house.
For people who are not so well acquainted, such as at a party, class or other social event, brownies are a great icebreaker - people immediately take them and start chatting as if they're buddies.
Brownies can be soft and moisturized, or they can be crispy. No matter what type, they're both delicious, and because of this my mother has been many people's favorite lady because of her awesome brownies.
1. 2 c. chocolate chips
2. 2/3 cup butter
3. 1 c. sugar
4. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
5. 4 eggs
6. 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
7. 1 tsp. baking powder
8. 1/4 tsp. salt
1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Mix baking powder, flour and salt.
3.cHeat mixture of butter and 1 c. chocolate chips in saucepan over medium heat until molten
4. Add sugar to mixture; after mixing, remove heat
5. Add eggs, one at a time, and stir evenly
6. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture and pour into baking pan. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes.
1. Since we try to eat healthy, we have reduced the sugar. If you want a sweeter version, add another 1/2 c. of sugar.
2. If you don't have a square baking pan, you can use a circular or loaf-shaped one.
3. If you like frosting, you can make some using the recipe below:
1. 3 Tbsp. butter, softened
2. 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
3. 1. Tbsp. corn syrup
4. 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
5. 1/2 c. powdered sugar
6. 1-2 Tbsp. milk
1. Mix butter, cocoa powder, corn syrup and vanilla.
2. Add powdered sugar and milk; beat until mixture has a spreading consistency.
3. Spread on top of brownies after baking