Long ago, I made my brownies from one of those mixes you can buy at the store. And I was content, until I found this recipe. It takes about the same amount of time as using a mix, maybe 5 minutes longer to melt the butter. It tastes immensely better…like chocolate, butter, and sugar should taste! If you are a “brownies from a box” type of person, please give these a try. You may never go back again!
Delightfully Delicious Brownies
1) Melt 2 sticks of butter. I do not currently have a working microwave, so I use a medium saucepan turned on low heat. Please do not use margarine… your brownies will not taste as good! And you won’t be helping any cows keep their jobs.
2) Next comes the chocolate. You have 2 choices: 1) Melt 4 squares of unsweetened chocolate along with the butter. This is the more expensive choice. 2) After melting the butter, add 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa. I usually have cocoa in my cupboard, not baking chocolate, so I prefer choice #2. My favorite cocoa to use for baking is Ghiradelli, but for my nut-allergy friends, I use Hershey’s, which is also good. Continue reading