Monday, January 21, 2013

Mrs. T's Brownies

This recipe comes via the mom of my best neighborhood friend growing up. I was at her house just about everyday after school between the ages of 5 and 10 and I swear her mom made these every one of those days. She probably made them more like once a week. They are best enjoyed straight out of the oven and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Make these once and you will never make (or eat)brownies out of a box again.


2 sticks butter, softened
2 c sugar
3 eggs
1 c unsweetened cocoa
2 tsp vanilla extract (or 1 tsp pure vanilla)
1 1/2 c flour
Powdered sugar

A couple of notes about the ingredients:

1) Its very important to use really good cocoa. The brownies will taste exactly like the cocoa you use so its worth it to splurge for the good stuff. I like to use Ghirardelli.

2) Pure vanilla vs. vanilla extract also makes a big difference. I use vanilla that I smuggled out of Belize but I often see Mexican vanilla in the grocery store.
Essence of the Gods

Beat butter and sugar together.
Add eggs, vanilla, cocoa and beat until combined. Gradually beat in the flour. The batter will get very thick as you add the flour. Finish mixing with a spoon to make sure all of the flour is combined. Pour into a 9 x 13 baking dish.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Let cool slightly. Cut into squares and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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