Tuesday, July 6, 2010

My Ultimate Brownies




As promised here is my favourite brownie recipe which goes perfectly with my Cocoa Buttercream Icing. Mmmm. Just thinking about it makes me want to bake another batch ... if it weren't for the ridiculous heat wave we've been experiencing here in the "Great White North" I just might have. I'm talking about 33C but with the humidity it feels like 41C! (for my non-metric followers that's around 91F). Ya, that's hot!

I've been making this recipe since I was about 12 years old. It was one of my favourite recipes to bake as a kid. It actually comes from a cookbook for kids called "Let Me in the Kitchen! - A Cookbook for Kids and Other First-Timers". I tried to find it on Amazon but unfortunately it's no longer in print it seems. Shame. It was a great book that had recipes for tuna casserole, breads, muffins etc. Ahhh, but I digress ...

If you're looking for a good fudgy brownie look no further. This is it.

1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup cocoa
3 eggs
1 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking pan and set aside.

In a microwave safe glass bowl, melt butter. Add both sugars and cocoa; mix well.

Break eggs into a small bowl and beat with a fork. Add eggs to the sugar mixture and mix well.

Sift flour and baking powder together over mixture and stir in. Add vanilla and walnut pieces (if using). Pour into prepared baking pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Let cool. Store in an airtight container.

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