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October 28, 2004

Brownie Recipe?

I'm looking for an easy, from scratch brownie recipe that YOU like. The best brownies I've had come from a box, and the recipes I've tried here just don't seem. . . right.

So, if you have a great brownie recipe, please post it!

Brownie points to those whose recipes use cocoa or chocolate bars rather than baker's chocolate, baking soda rather than baking powder, and white sugar rather than brown sugar. Some things are hard to get here.

Thanks!

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i found this but not sure how good it is. It is in the url section.

Posted by: Judith at October 28, 2004 12:41 PM

I use this recipe:

Melt together in 1 1/2 qt. saucepan, stirring until smooth:
6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips (or 4 oz. semi-sweet or *dark* chocolate bar)
1/2 cup salted butter

Remove from heat; let cool. Stir in:
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)

Add, mixing well:
2 large eggs

Stir together in 2nd bowl, then slowly fold into chocolate mixture:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Pour into greased 8x8" pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. (Test with toothpick to determine doneness -- these will *fall* if removed from oven too soon.)

Posted by: CarolynM at October 28, 2004 04:14 PM

i have the BEST - it is actually a 'flourless choc cake' recipe but it will do well eaten as brownies. i'll post it later today. ingredient list is such - cocoa, choc chips (or any real semi sweet choc), eggs, sugar, butter. anyone who LOVES choc will gush over this one! check later for full details...

Posted by: mtnmama at October 28, 2004 05:59 PM

Have you ever made Mississippi Mud? I made some brownies for a church ice-cream social a few weeks ago. The brownies flopped, so I frantically made some Mississippi Mud. Since I was out of marshmallows & pecans, I made the frosting w/o. (I think it's better w/o the pecans & marshmallows.) It was unbelievably good, especially when it was still warm with a scoop of ice cream on top! The texture is a little different than regular brownies, a little fudgy and gritty. Gritty, not as in sandy but as in sugar that's not quite dissolved. I thought of it b/c it meets all your conditions.

Mississipi Mud Cake

1 c butter
1/2 c cocoa
2 c sugar
4 large eggs
1 1/2 c Flour
dash salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c chopped pecans (optional)
4 c mini marshmallows (optional)

Frosting:

16 oz powdered sugar
1/2 c milk
1/3 c cocoa
1/4 c butter, softened

Combine butter and cocoa in saucepan, until butter melts. In large bowl, add sugar and eggs to butter mixture. Mix until blended. Add flour, salt, and vanilla & beat until blended. Stir in pecans. Bake (in a lightly greased 13x9 pan) @ 350 for 35 min. Remove from oven, sprinkle on the marshmallows & spread frosting over marshmallows.

Frosting: Combine all ingredients in bowl; beat until smooth, adding additional milk if frosting is too stiff. (I like it runny enough to pour)

Posted by: Missy at October 28, 2004 06:01 PM

I'm not going to win the *brownie* points, but the very best recipe is on the back of Baker's Chocolate Unsweet Chocolate Squares (8oz. pack.) Make the recipe as is, omitting the nuts. After pouring the batter into the pan, top with 1/2-3/4 c. chocolate chips, 1 c. chopped pecans, and 3/4 c. Heath Brickle, and then bake according to the recipe directions.
Mmmm Boy. They are so good.
(Since bar chocolate is hard for you to get, you can add the chocolate chips, toffee (don't know about that availability) and nuts on top of any other recipe. I'm sure it will enhance just about any fudgy brownie recipe.)

Posted by: Fittsy at October 28, 2004 08:15 PM

Here's our quick and favorite "One-Bowl Brownies". My 10 year old daughters make it independently with success. Just don't overmix! We usually skip the nuts.

2 c. sugar
1 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. baking cocoa
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/2 c. chopped nuts
2/3 c. vegetable oil
4 eggs, beaten
2 t. vanilla extract

In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and nuts. Add oil, eggs and vanilla; stir just until moistened. Don't overmix. Spread in a greased 13x9 in. pan. Bake at 350 for 20-23 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Posted by: christy at October 28, 2004 10:01 PM

Here's our quick and favorite "One-Bowl Brownies". My 10 year old daughters make it independently with success. Just don't overmix! We usually skip the nuts.

2 c. sugar
1 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. baking cocoa
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/2 c. chopped nuts
2/3 c. vegetable oil
4 eggs, beaten
2 t. vanilla extract

In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and nuts. Add oil, eggs and vanilla; stir just until moistened. Don't overmix. Spread in a greased 13x9 in. pan. Bake at 350 for 20-23 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Posted by: christy at October 28, 2004 10:02 PM

Here's our quick and favorite "One-Bowl Brownies". My 10 year old daughters make it independently with success. Just don't overmix! We usually skip the nuts.

2 c. sugar
1 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. baking cocoa
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/2 c. chopped nuts
2/3 c. vegetable oil
4 eggs, beaten
2 t. vanilla extract

In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and nuts. Add oil, eggs and vanilla; stir just until moistened. Don't overmix. Spread in a greased 13x9 in. pan. Bake at 350 for 20-23 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Posted by: christy at October 28, 2004 10:02 PM

Hi, nice to meet you, I have been reading your blog for a month or so now and love it.
This so far is the best ever gooey moist brownie recipe. People always ask me for it. So here goes
1 cup butter
2 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs slightly beaten
1 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
8 oz semi sweet chocolate coarsley chopped (I use chocolate chips too)
1 cup chopped pecans

Heat oven to 350 grease a 9 X 13 pan. In a med saucepan over low heat melt butter, add sugar, vanilla and eggs blend well. Stir in flour cocoa and salt;mix well. Add chocolate and pecans. Pour into greased pan.
Bake for 30-40 min. or until set
cool completely but into bars.

I hope you enjoy them, we sure do
Sherri-Ann

Posted by: Sherri-Ann at October 29, 2004 03:27 AM

Raisin Brownies

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup flour
3 Tbs. cocoa
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup raisins (or 1/2 cup nuts or nothing)

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix well. Combine dry ingredients and add. Add vanilla and raisins. Pour into an 8 inch square pan, greased and floured. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar while warm.

Posted by: Earth Girl at October 29, 2004 01:20 PM

Have made these for years. They are the best.

4+T. cocoa
1 stick butter, melted
1 cup or less sugar
1 T. vanilla or liquer (raspberry, orange_
2 eggs
1+T. oil
3/4 cup flour

Mix all together and pour into a 9-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minuts: just when you start to smell them and the knife comes out clean.

Posted by: Deborah at October 29, 2004 05:58 PM

Here's our quick, easy, never-fail brownie recipe - very similar to Christy's. It comes from Southern Living:

2 c. white sugar
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. + 2T. cocoa powder
1 c. melted margarine or butter
4 eggs
1 t. vanilla
1/4 t. salt

Mix all ingredients. Pour into greased dish of some size - 9x9, 8x13, whatever - and bake for 35 minutes at 325F. Allow to cool completely before cutting. Sometimes we add nuts or chocolate chips to the batter, but they're great plain, too.

Posted by: Laura at October 30, 2004 12:19 AM

Wow I was just complaining about the lack of brownie mix in Europe!

w00t!

*breaks out the baking sheets*

:-D

Posted by: MaltaGirl at October 30, 2004 01:14 AM


 
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