So I haven’t posted in quite a while, but I have a reason. I haven’t made anything good. I made the cupcakes, which were pretty gross, I made some scones (which I absolutely LOVE) that tasted like blech and those things, combined with others, shook my confidence in baking. I couldn’t bake. Everything I made was bad and I didn’t want to post a bunch of failures so I didn’t. BUT all of that changed with…
the ONE BOWL BROWNIES I made a couple of days ago. I’ve never made brownies from scratch (there’s a trend occurring with that) and due to my other failures, I wasn’t completely optimistic about this endeavor but I went for it anyway. I mean, at 9pm on Sunday night, when you decide you want chocolate and don’t want to leave the house, what else are you going to do?
You don’t need much for these, which made it just that much better :) I don’t have pictures because they didn’t last that long because they were awesome. They had a great shell while still being ooey and gooey in the middle. The one thing I would say about these is that if you’re going to make them for any type of party or a larger group, double the batch. They are a little thin in a 9×13 pan.
Below is the recipe, credit to allrecipes.com for getting me the basis to begin. On their site they had unsweetened squares of chocolate, which I didn’t have, so what’s below is my alternative, cocoa powder version.
As always, enjoy!
Ooey Gooey Chocolate Brownies (in one bowl)
3/4 c. cocoa powder
3/4 c. butter
2 c. white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. flour
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9×13 pan to be ready.
2) Melt butter in large enough bowl to combine all ingredients in. Add chocolate to the butter and mix until creamy.
3) Stir in sugar. Mix in the eggs and vanilla. Add the flour. Stir until completely mixed.
4) Spread in pan and bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.
If you doubled the recipe, bake for 30, check and turn. If not done, continue baking and checking for 5 minutes at a time.