Oh, Sundays. It was 1:00 pm, I had procrastinated longer than I should have, and I still needed to bake a dessert for a get together at 4:00 pm. It was time to turn to an easy, crowd pleasing classic – brownies! Some of the best baking recipes are the ones that don’t require a special trip to the store, contain less than 8 ingredients, and can be made by beginner bakers. This is also a kid-friendly recipe, so you can enlist help if you have a little baker around the house.
These brownies are indeed fudge-like, rich, and will be more than enough to satisfy your chocolate cravings. As much as I loved them individually, I highly recommend a pint of cappuccino gelato to accompany this dessert. And if you’re not a coffee fan, then a traditional vanilla works too. Trust me, you’ll have to restrain yourself from polishing off the pan of brownies and gelato in
one sitting a few days.
Adapted from Taste of Home
Makes: 16 2-inch brownies, Difficulty: Beginner
- 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 1/3 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup baking cocoa
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 8×8 baking pan. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Spread into baking pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top is dry and the center is set. Cool completely.