Easy Brownies

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  1. RachAnn in NW Okla

    RachAnn in NW Okla Well-Known Member

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    I am recipe-challenged.....I suck at cooking....if I am making something it has to be SUPER easy or I am done for

    so I came across this recipe for Brownies and I just love them....my children just gobble them up

    Brownies

    2 C. white sugar
    1 C. Butter (last night I used margerine and it just came out fine)
    1/2 C. Cocoa
    1 tsp. vanilla
    4 eggs
    1 1/2 C. Flour
    1/2 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt

    Melt butter

    mix ingredients in order listed (remember HomeEc 101 and premix the flour, baking powder, and salt--then add as 1 ingredient)

    pour into a 9 x 13 pan
    bake at 350 F
    20-30 minutes or until it passes the "toothpick test"

    this is a big span of time but I usually aim for 25 minutes....

    Rachel
     
  2. Dixie

    Dixie Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing. :)
     

  3. This is the recipe I use too. Kids have it labeled "Worlds Best Brownies" and I think they may be right-and they sure are easy--I may head out to the kitchen and make a batch now!
     
  4. Mountaineer

    Mountaineer Well-Known Member

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    Are cocoa and hot chocolate powder (Carnation or Quick) interchangeable? I don't have any cocoa but would like some brownies! Thanks for posting it.
     
  5. Terri

    Terri Singletree & Weight Loss & Permaculture Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    I'll try it.
     
  6. RachAnn in NW Okla

    RachAnn in NW Okla Well-Known Member

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    I would think not just because the cocoa is pretty strong tasting if you say licked your finger got a dab on it and then licked it.....I think you could prob do this with the hot choc. powder without saying YUCK

    you could try it and then you would know.....

    or maybe someone with more kitchen expertise will chime in!

    Rachel
     
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    Beltane Enjoying Four Seasons

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    That sounds awesome and YUMMY! Thanks for posting. :)
     
  8. Mountaineer

    Mountaineer Well-Known Member

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    OK- I think hot choco powder is 90% sugar, 10% cocoa. My brownies don't taste or look like chocolate. But they are tasty and that's all I really wanted.
     
  9. Christine in OK

    Christine in OK Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Are these cake-like brownies, or those gooey chewy ones?

    I had a good recipe too, but they are cake-like and my guys like the chewy ones. I'd sure love to have a new good (easy!) recipe.
     
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    Rachel,

    I'm not the baking in the house but I took a chance and tried my hand at these and...........


    They were DELICIOUS and chewy!!! It was easy and quick. BTW, I added about a 1/4 cup of sweetened coconut flakes into the batter.
    My daughter who doesn't like coconut flakes gave a thumbs up.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe.
     
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    Christine in OK Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I'm mixing up a batch for this evening....
     
  12. RachAnn in NW Okla

    RachAnn in NW Okla Well-Known Member

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    they are puffy like cake but more chewy....

    if I had to say only one way or the other I would say cake-y

    if there are any left over I put the pan in the microwave (only place I have found that the 2yo cant get into!!!) and generally since they are "protected' in the microwave, I dont cover them.....the next day or the day after they are chewier...however there are usually none left over...my kids and hubby are like vultures!!!!!

    Christine~ so how did your family like them?

    Rachel
     
  13. midwsthomestead

    midwsthomestead joy seeker

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    Thanks RachAnn and WIHH!

    I gave this recipe a go last night, leaving out one egg and addin' a wee bit more sugar n coolin' 'em fast in hopes of makin' a chewy 'brownie-like' brownie lol and it worked quite well! They were a hit here!

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  14. Christine in OK

    Christine in OK Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I took mine out of the oven a bit early, and they were gooey-we had them with ice cream and caramel. All except Lance - the guy who doesn't like chocolate absolutely loves brownies. He had two big ones with about a quart of milk!

    YUM! Thanks for the recipe!

    And thanks for the tip, WIHH - I'll make a note of it at the bottom of the page and try it next batch.
     
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    these were so easy to make and yummy :) thank you so much for the recipe