I am a sucker for a good brownie. I like a consistently good brownie. I like it to have a flakey crust. I like it chewy inside. I like to taste the chocolate.
But I also like convenience. And ease. And being able to dump stuff in a bowl and make magic. So this is my attempt to capture the ease of a box mix, but without the other icky stuff.
Here is why I like this recipe:
It tastes good and easily lends itself to adaptations. (Add chocolate chips, double the recipe, add frosting, etc.)
It’s not huge. Most people don’t have five kids like me and prefer “normal” size pan of brownies. (This recipe yields nine brownies.)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup butter melted, then cooled
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Sift together all dry ingredients. Place into a jar or airtight container.
- On a gift tag or label write the wet ingredients and quantities and then directions. \”Melt butter and set aside to cool slightly. In a medium bowl, beat two eggs with the vanilla.
- Add in and gently stir dry ingredients. Pour the melted butter into brownie mixture and mix until just incorporated.
- Spread batter in a prepared 8-inch square pan and bake for 20-22 minutes at 350 degrees.
You can find complete recipes of this Homemade Brownie Mix in iambaker.net