Friday, March 11, 2011

Move over Betty Crocker! Amazing Brownie Recipe. It's easy & it's from SCRATCH!

Want to have a GOOD weekend? Make yo'self summa deez....
and NEVER buy a brownie mix again!

yes, those are angels you're hearing!

Don't worry, these are very easy to make so you won't have to drool on your keyboard for too long!

Best Brownies

1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

3 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour an 8 inch square pan.
Using a microwaveable bowl (I use my Pampered Chef Batter Bowl), melt the butter in the microwave. Once melted, stir in sugar, and vanilla with a fork. Add eggs, slightly beating them before adding. Gently stir in the cocoa, flour, salt, and baking powder. Don't over-mix - same rule of thumb as a box mix. Remember these are brownies, not cake...the more you stir/beat, the more air goes into the eggs...making it more cakey. This is why I use a fork rather than a mixer. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes 
Mix all the above frosting ingredients together: butter, cocoa, honey, vanilla, powdered sugar. Lick your spatula. Oh my stars!!! Isn't that the best thing you've ever tasted?! Frost brownies while they are still warm...after they've cooled for about 10-15 minutes. Devour & try not to eat the whole batch...maybe you can find a cute 4 year old to share them with! 

I told ya chocolate was on his radar :)
Don't worry, it's only an 8x8 pan of brownies. If you do end up eating them all you need not feel guilty about it...just be sad that they're all gone - and make more tomorrow :)

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