This blog is supposed to be about baking! I’ve kind of veered off the path the past few posts, it’s time to get back to my roots. Brownies. A good stand by that can make anyone happy. Maybe you’ve been having ice cream for dessert and are getting bored? Add some brownies to that ice cream! Upgrade!
These little guys were hanging out outside my window. Chickies like brownies too!
Look at that flour jar. I love having my baking ingredients in jars like that. I’m on the hunt for a good jar for sugar. Ideas welcome.
Mixing the dry into the wet. And yes, that may or may not be french fries that just came out of the oven in the corner there. No need for judgment.
Brownies and ice cream! Match made in heaven.
Recipe adapted from here:
-½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
-8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped if you’re using blocks
-1/4 cup cocoa powder
-1/2 tsp baking powder
-1 ¼ cups sugar
-1/2 tsp salt
-3 large eggs
-1 cup all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350. Butter the bottom and sides of an 8×8 baking dish. Use loooots of butter for the bottom so the brownies will come out cleanly.
Prepare your dry ingredients: whisk together cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and flour. Set aside.
Temper your chocolate: place chocolate and butter in a heat proof bowl and set over pan on the stove with simmering water. You want to make sure the water level is low enough so it’s not going to touch the bottom of your bowl… stir occasionally until almost completely melted. Remove from heat and stir until fully melted and combined.
Whisk in your sugar into the melty chocolate butter mixture until smooth. Mix in the eggs.
Add your dry ingredients into the mix slowly until fully incorporated but avoid over-mixing. I used a whisk for this, but would recommend a spatula at this point in the game.
At this point you could also add in some walnuts? Or maybe chocolate chips? White chocolate chips? Go wild.
Pour batter into dish. Stick it in the oven and let cook for 40-50 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean. The instruction say to let cool completely in dish. Good luck waiting that long before digging in! Enjoy!