Sunday, May 30

failsafe.



oh, sunday brownies.

once upon a time, my little sister decided that she wanted to make brownies. she found a recipe. in fact, i can't remember where it came from or when this started, but after she made that first batch the requests for more brownies just kept coming and coming. they became such a family favorite that my grandma put the recipe in her ward recipe book.

some time after we moved here, i needed a fix. a sunday afternoon fix. i remembered how these used to be our staple, mostly because they're fast and easy and you don't really need anything special to make them. i also started experimenting with the recipe. these brownies are great on their own, but if you add something to them they get really fudgy. in fact, if you add anything to them they are spectacular!

they're really good if you dump chocolate chips over the batter. i've spread chocolate chunks and caramel sauce over the top before i baked them and that probably turned out the best. most recently i cut up some reese's cups and sprinkled the bits on the batter before putting it in the oven. i haven't done nuts yet because they aren't exactly a favorite around here, but i can imagine it would be great. i think i want to try a mint frosting sometime soon.

anyway, they're my failsafe.

since i decided that i need to try and share treats when i make them (otherwise i eat them all by myself) i double or triple the recipe most of the time. (if i triple it i make one 8x8 and one 9x13.) i guess i'll also share across the interweb!

here's the recipe:

erynn's brownies

1/2 c margarine or butter
1/3 c cocoa
1 c sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c flour
1/4 tsp salt

preheat oven to 350. melt the butter, add cocoa and blend. add sugar and mix well. while beating, add eggs, one at a time, then vanilla, flour, and salt. spread in greased 8x8 pan. (here's where i add my stuff, just sprinkle it over the brownie batter before i put it in the oven). bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes. (i usually take them out after 25 minutes or so - it keeps them fudgier.)

5 comments:

Kristina P. said...

These look delicious.

erynn louise said...

oh those are way good!! i'd eat the whole pan if nate would let me!

Kathleen said...

My mom has a recipe that is almost exactly the same as this. They are so good and they are definitely my failsafe too!

Saimi said...

Yummm, Sunday Brownies it is. I've never made brownies with real cocoa before. Sad, I know.

I'm going to change the error of my ways and go cocoa. Thanks for sharing!!

Amber said...

These are amazing! Thanks for the recipe....I'm going to make them with chocolate chips and caramel!