Monday, August 4, 2008

Best Ever Homemade Brownies

My sister, Patty, gave this recipe to my niece, Tricia, who in turn gave it to me. Come to think of it, I've no idea where Patty got it. As you can see, they're thick and moist and rich and chocolaty and decadent and chewy and seriously, what's not to love? They TOTALLY live up to their name. Thanx Pat!

2 cups butter
2 cups white sugar
2 cups Brown Sugar
1 1/3 cup cocoa powder
4 eggs
2 cups all purpose flour
3 tsp. baking powder
3 tsp. vanilla extract

Melt Butter in saucepan. Add sugar to mixing bowl and then pour in butter.
add brown sugar and cocoa powder . Stir together well, making sure to get out all the lumps of cocoa powder. Add eggs and continue to stir . Add flour and baking powder. Fold all of it together. Add vanilla. Grease a 10" baking pan (9x13 will do but brownies will be thicker). Transfer mix into baking pan and spread it out, making sure it reaches the sides and is as even and level as possible. Bake 40-45 minutes at 350. When it is done, it will start to crack, however, the middle should be loose so that your brownies are nice and chewy.

These can also be baked in muffin pans. Just fill them only half way, and bake 25-30 minutes. YUM!

Uncle Joey,
As you saw these were a huge hit at Kristin's housewarming party! I baked mine in a 10" pan but they were still pretty thick (Although I saw no problem with this, some people like them thinner) So I am leaving it up to you to figure out what size pan to use for thinner brownies if you want them. Personally, I thought they were pretty amazing the way they were :)

Your Favorite Niece - Tricia :)

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