If you enjoy brownies, you are going to love this simple homemade brownie recipe. They are dense and chocolate-y. . . and a snap to make. You start by melting the butter in a saucepan, take it off the heat, mix the rest of the ingredients right in that pan, then scoop it into an 8×8 baking dish and bake.
Viola! Homemade brownies in next to no time!
I especially love this recipe because you don’t have to wait for the butter to soften. Not only do I either decide last minute I feel like baking or forget to take it out in time to soften up–but in the winter my kitchen is cold enough that butter *doesn’t* soften on the counter!
***Edited to add the amount of flour. Ooops! ***
- 1/2 C Butter
- 1/2 C Cocoa
- 1 C Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 2/3 C Flour
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
Preheat oven to 350.
Melt butter in a saucepan.
Remove from heat, add cocoa and stir until no clumps remain.
Add eggs, sugar, vanilla and mix well.
Mix in flour, baking powder and salt.
Pour into an 8X8 pan and bake 15-20 minutes.
Add 1/2 C nuts (Walnuts are classic) or 1/2 C chocolate chips after the flour/baking powder/salt
Use half whole wheat flour and half white flour.
Use 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1/2 tsp of another extract such as orange or peppermint