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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Chocolate Brownies

I am a big fan of anything chocolate.   One of my favorites, as well as a favorite of many people, is a really good brownie.   They are cakey, chewy and rich.   Nothing like a good homemade brownie.   Here is the recipe I use.

1 cup melted butter
2 cups white sugar
12 heaping tbsp. cocoa
4 eggs
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup chopped nuts (optional, I don't like nuts in mine, but some folks do)

Beat together the melted butter, sugar, cocoa, vanilla and eggs. Fold in the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix until smooth. Stir in nuts if using. Pour batter into a greased 9x13 inch cake pan. (Lick the batter remaining in the bowl and on the spoon.) Bake at 350 degrees for about 30-35 minutes or until it begins to pull away from the edges of the pan and a toothpick comes out clean. Cool before cutting and removing from the pan.

If you really want to gild the lily, you can frost with a chocolate frosting.