REALLY GOOD BROWNIES

November 2, 2013

The way I see it, every wife/mom/homemaker is on an ongoing journey to gather her kitchen “staple” recipes. I’d love to banish box mixes from my kitchen. Not because I’m elitist and think you’re less of a cook if you use them. (I like them for certain stuff: my all-time favorite cake, pumpkin cinnamon rolls, cornbread, the best cobbler I’ve ever had, and the thanksgiving must-have – pumpkin crisp).

But, I think baking cakes, cookies, brownies, etc. isn’t actually easier with them. And doing it from scratch is less expensive.

This guy is my new brownie go-to. It’s different than your run of the mill ones. At first, you won’t be able to quite put you’re finger on it. They’re fluffy and chewy and a slightly lighter brown. There’s just something mesmerizing about them. You’ll see it for yourself too.

REALLY GOOD BROWNIES from Rachel Schultz

REALLY GOOD BROWNIES
Makes about 12 brownies

1/3 cup cocoa
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons boiling water
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 and 1/2 cups sugar
1 and 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
5 ounces milk chocolate, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together cocoa and water. Continue whisking, adding one at a time: butter, oil, eggs, vanilla, and sugar. Stir flour and salt into mixture.

REALLY GOOD BROWNIES from Rachel Schultz

Fold in chocolate pieces. Spread batter into a greased 9×13 baking dish. Bake for 30-35 minutes.

REALLY GOOD BROWNIES from Rachel Schultz

REALLY GOOD BROWNIES
 
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Serves: about 12 brownies
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup cocoa
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 and ½ cups sugar
  • 1 and ¾ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk together cocoa and water.
  3. Continue whisking, adding one at a time: butter, oil, eggs, vanilla, and sugar.
  4. Stir flour and salt into mixture.
  5. Fold in chocolate pieces.
  6. Spread batter into a greased 9x13 baking dish.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes.

Adapted from America’s Test Kitchen.

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