Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Ethan's Homemade Brownies

Yum

Picked the grandsons up after school today and we were all set to cook with them!  The hubs was making homemade mint chocolate chip ice-cream with our youngest grandson, Nicholas, and I was helping the oldest grandson, Ethan, make homemade brownies!  Fun times for them and us!  I just love that both boys want to cook, and learn how to make things for themselves ... makes me smile!

This recipe is from my mom, who got it from my grandmother!  Super-simple, fudgey brownies, easy to do!  They are Ethan's favorites!




















Melt 12 Tbls. Hershey's Cocoa, 4 Tbls. Vegetable Oil, 1 Stick butter (if you are using baking chocolate, it's 4 squares unsweetened chocolate - no vegetable oil) over medium-high heat


















Remove from heat and add 2 cups sugar


Stir sugar in until well combined


Add 4 eggs, one at a time and stir after each addition until well blended



















Measure out 1 cup flour




 Stir flour in until well blended

Pour into 13 x 9 pan sprayed with baking spray


1/2 with pecans (for Papa) the other half plain for Ethan





I think the face says it all! Oh ya, they are awesome!


Ingredients
12 tbls. or 3/4 cup baking cocoa (or 4 squares unsweetened baking chocolate)
4 tbls.oil (omit if using baking chocolate)
1 stick butter (yes, butter)
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup flour
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2-1 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts, if desired)

Method
Melt butter with cocoa (or chocolate squares) over medium heat until butter is melted. 

Remove from heat and stir in sugar.  

Add 4 eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.  

Stir in vanilla extract and 1 cup flour until well combined. Add chopped nuts (optional), if desired. Spoon mixture into 13 x 9-inch pan sprayed with baking spray, or greased.

Bake in a 350 degree oven 20-25 minutes or until brownies are set.  Cool on baking rack, cut into squares.

Enjoy,
Mary

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