Thursday, April 7, 2011

FIRST ever Brownies from Scratch {Recipe}

I made Chocolate Buttercream Frosted Brownies. Who doesn't love a quick and easy boxed brownie mix? It is my go to dessert.  They are affordable and easy to doctor up.  Well, this afternoon I picked up some cocoa powder at the store and attemped to make brownies from scratch.  They were very rich...yet tasty.

Here is the recipe I used -

1 2/3 cups granulated sugar

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, melted

2 tablespoons water

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt


PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

COMBINE granulated sugar, butter and water in large bowl. Stir in eggs and vanilla extract. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in medium bowl; stir into sugar mixture.  Spread into prepared baking pan.

BAKE for 18 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out slightly sticky. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Top with chocolate buttercream frosting. Cut into bars.


Amanda Joy said...

These look great! If you look at this post, the brownies didn't turn out. If I use the frosting from that recipe with your brownies... YUMMY!

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Mrs. Sergeant said...

Stopping by from the Mingle With Us blog hop and I have to say I love your blog and will definitely be trying out those brownies! Yum! :-)

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Valerie said...

I just made these awesome brownies with the butter cream frosting as I was inspired by your blog post! They are really yummy! Love your blog!

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Little Brick Ranch said...

Congrats on your first ever brownies...they look TO DIE FOR!!!! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday!