Brownies alone (even without the SNL Brownie Husband) are like a cross between chocolate cake and fudge, and that, my friend, is all this mom needs.
Check out this recipe for amazing brownies.
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Butter and flour a 9×13 inch baking pan or casserole dish.
2. In a large saucepan over moderate heat, melt the butter. Remove from heat.
3. In a small bowl, lightly whip the eggs. Stir sugar and vanilla into eggs and set aside.
4. In a separate bowl, shift together flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder.
5. Add sugar mixture to melted butter and mix well. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture and mix just until combined – about fifty strokes with a wooden spoon.
6. Spread batter into the prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. Do not over bake!
7. Frost brownies while they are still warm with Frosting for Brownies, and allow to cool completely before slicing.
Serves: 24 generous brownies
- 1 ¼ cups butter
- 1 ¼ cups cocoa powder
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- Over low heat in a small saucepan, melt butter.
- Stir in remaining ingredients and beat to combine. Pour warm frosting over brownies while they are still warm, and allow to set. Allow brownies to cool completely before cutting.
Great idea! (I guess it’s like your substitute for a Brownie husband.)
um, YUM! I’m making these immediately. Preferably when noone else is home so I can eat them all myself.
Thanks, mom! Too funny. Thank you for my love of the stuff. It helps keep me happy and sane!
Love you too –
Jeannette Ayotte said:
I used to make these wonderful brownies. Unfortunately, now I would have to remove the flour and sugar from the recipe – probably the butter as well!
What do we have left?
How about the best chocolate, dark, sprinkled in your coffee with stevia.
I admit it’s a far cry from the delicious brownies, but at least we can have our
taste buds satisfied without going diabetic – which would be a real bummer!
I know I’m to blame for your original chocaholic cravings because in my former life while I was raising you I made plenty of these for you, Jackie!
Enjoy them while you can! Meanwhile, I’m going to make my coffee and sprinkle some dark chocolate on top (maybe even cinnamon too!)
Oh yummy! I love brownies! The frosting seems easy enough, too. I will have to give these a try..
Kery Schimmelbusch said:
oh my…i have to try these. Thanks for the great recipe!