Friday, October 3, 2008

Recipe Swap - Brownies

Let's just let it be said that my favorite part of cooking anything is baking. I would rather make something sweet than cook a meal. Even with this being true, I have never made homemade brownies before. I'm more a cookie kinda girl. However, I've been craving brownies lately.
The VP debate was last night so we invited five of Daniel's closest friends over to enjoy it with us. As the guys were enjoying Iron Man, I was in the kitchen slaving away making brownies. Let me just tell ya, they were a hit! The pan was cleaned in no time. And I know at least one person had four!! How he stomached that much sweet, gooey, yumminess, I'm not sure but maybe that's just my sensitive stomach talking. Absolutely amazing though! Delightful! Will DEFINITELY make them again! Only next time, I'll double the recipe and making a larger dish.

1/2 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease an 8x8 inch square pan.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, butter and water. Cook over medium heat until boiling. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips until melted and smooth. Mix in the eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the chocolate mixture. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until brownies set up. Do not over-bake! Cool in pan and cut into squares.

You have to make these brownies! Your taste buds will thank you!

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Gayle said...

Oh yum....chocolate, my favorite. Thanks for posting.

Terri and Bob said...

Oh heavens... this looks so good I probably wouldn't get to the baking part...just lick the whole batter from the bowl!