Saturday, June 23, 2018

Brownie Wise Brownies

I thought I would share the  recipe I used for my Tupperware Party "Brownie Wise Brownies".  I like recipes that call for things that I generally have on hand for impromptu dessert making, which happens quite a bit around my house.  I don't ever have melting chocolate just hanging around because it seems to get nasty tasting and not melt properly over time.  I do have a tub of cocoa powder that pretty must lasts indefinitely, in my opinion.  Pfffttt to expiration dates! I also like that the butter is melted for this recipe which is an easy turn in the microwave rather than the more tedious time constraining softened butter route.  I did a little bit of tweaking to the recipe but not too much.  I don't care for vanilla extract and will always sub in almond or coconut.  I also had a bit of crushed peanuts and a smidgen of shredded coconut laying around that I tossed in for funzies.  The best part of this recipe is it is gooood!

 Cocoa Powder Brownies

1/2 cup melted unsalted butter
1 tbsp oil
1 1/8 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp extract
1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
optional add ins: nuts, coconut, dried fruit

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line and spray cooking spray in an 8x8 inch baking dish.  In a bowl combine melted butter, oil, and sugar and beat for 1 minute.  Add eggs and extract. Beat for 1 minute.  Sift in flour, cocoa, and salt. Gently fold until just combined.  Bake for 25 minutes.  Be sure to not over-bake to maintain moist fudgy texture.

After baking if you have any brownies left that haven't been devoured, store them in your Tupperware!


Jenn said...

Those look delicious! I've been wanting some brownies and may try these today instead of my tried and true. I never have baking chocolate on hand either, so I usually just sub with cocoa powder and oil. These brownies look so darn fudgy and gooey. Just yum!

my house is cuter than yours said...

I have seen somewhere that there is a ratio substitution of cocoa powder and shortening that can be used in place of melting chocolate but haven't tried it out yet. I thought these brownies were really good and think they are going to be added to the other last minute, yet we have everything on hand dessert, Deep Dish Apple Pie with Candied Crust: