I am taking a different route today to give you one of my favorite recipes. I hope you enjoy this recipe that I have loved since childhood.
Today, I am starting with my favorite type of food: dessert! I absolutely love dessert, especially ice cream. I am pretty sure most of you out there have a little sweet tooth too. 🙂
This recipe is one of my family’s favorite: Baker’s One Bowl Brownies.
Now I know what you are thinking, Another brownie recipe?!? You have probably had dozens of different brownies in your life, but please give these a try. My family brings these delightful little things to all types of events (class graduations, birthday parties, youth group), because people keep requesting them! They are so simple, but so yummy.
4 squares of Baker’s Unsweetened baking Chocolate
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine (we always use butter)
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup flour
1 cup chopped pecans (optional, we usually don’t use nuts)
Family twist: Extra chocolate chips either for the batter or sprinkled on top before baking
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 13×9-inch baking pan with foil, extent foil over sides of the pan. Grease foil. (We always use a glass baking dish and grease it with shortening, no foil)
Microwave chocolate and butter in a large microwave safe bowl on High for 2 min, or until the butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is melted. (We microwave for a minute, stir the mixture, microwave for another minute etc.)
Stir in sugar (take a minute to taste before you add the eggs! 🙂 ), eggs and vanilla. Add the flour and nuts (if you so choose). (At this time, you can add some chocolate chips if you like.) Mix well and spread well into the prepared pan. (You can also sprinkle a generous amount a chocolate chips in top.)
Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out almost clean, with some fudge crumbs. (Don’t overbake these little beauties!) Cool on a wire rack. Cut, remove and enjoy! (Don’t forget to like the batter bowl! 🙂 )
As soon as you taste these brownies, you’ll be setting your oven to make another batch! I have had so many good comments on these, but they are so simple. My family has even added cream cheese (for cheesecake brownies), peppermint (for peppermint brownies) and even peanutbutter (I think you can figure this one out).
I hope you give these a try!