Fudgy and moist, these are surprisingly easy
I am now getting requests at work for baked good. I had a presentation to make and wanted to bring cookies, but I was too tired to be bothered with rolling out individual dough balls. Instead I opted for brownies and wanted to find the simplest recipe I could. The one below comes from my all-time favorite cookbook. If you are learning to cook with no training, I recommend getting The All New Good Housekeeping Cook Book.
Prep: 10 minutes Bake: 25 minutes
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine (1 stick)
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/ Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 9-inch square baking pan. In bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.
2/ In 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Stir in eggs, one at a time, until well blended; add vanilla. Stir flour mixture into sugar mixture until well blended; add vanilla. Stir in nuts (or in my case, chocolate chips...mmmmmmm). Spread batter evenly into prepared pan.
3/ Bake until toothpick inserted 2 inches from center comes out almost clean, about 25 minutes. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
4/ When cool, cut into 4 strips, thencut each strip crosswise into 4 pieces. Makes 16 brownies.
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