Daily Archives: May 19, 2007

Chocolate Brownies & Other Ramblings

Are you sensing a trend here among my recipes?! Lots and lots of chocolate. We all love it. Probably way too much! I made this recipe Thursday and thought I’d share it here with you. It is one of my faves and so easy! Perfect for a large family. I had GOOD intentions of taking a photo of them for you….alas, they promptly disappeared before I had the chance! So I guess you’ll just have to take my word for it that these are good! LOL Or maybe the fact that they disappeared quickly will do it for you. 😉

We’re off the the lake today! Can’t wait! It’s been since last fall and even though it’s not warm enough here yet to swim…just feeling the sand between our toes will be awesome! It’s been a stressful week here and what is better for that than walking on the beach and breathing that fresh air?! The boats will be mostly in the harbor by now and the kids always love to walk down to see them too.  I’ll try and take some pics to share with you later! This weekend is Victoria Day long weekend here in Canada. Long weekends always seem extra special just made for spending time with your family.

One Bowl Chocolate Brownies

This recipe originally came from a Baker’s Chocolate package. I’ve altered it to use cocoa instead of semi-sweet chocolate in the recipe.

3/4 cup cocoa

1 cup butter or margarine

2 cups sugar

2 or 3 eggs (two for fudgey brownies, three for cakey brownies)

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup all-purpose flour

Cream butter and sugar together. Add cocoa and mix in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour and 1 cup of nuts if desired. Spread inot greased 9×13 inch pan. Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes. Do not overbake.

Frosting (if desired): Mix 2 tablespoons butter, 2 squares of semi-sweet baking chocolate and 1/4 cup milk together in saucepan. Heat over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in 2 cups icing sugar. Spread over cooled brownies. Cut into squares….enjoy! :)

This recipe freezes well if you can keep it around that long! LOL