Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fudge Brownies

Updated and revised February 2021

I picked the grandsons up after school today and we were all set to cook with them. My husband 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 3/4 cup cocoa powder, 4 Tbsp. vegetable oil, 1 stick butter (OR use 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 and vanilla extract in until well blended

Stir in chopped pecans if using, or reserve to sprinkle on top, and pour into 13 x 9 pan sprayed with baking spray. Bake 350 oven 20-25 minutes.

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

Melt butter and oil with cocoa (or chocolate squares - omit oil), 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.


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