Basic Brownies

How was your weekend?

Ours was low key and, as usual, flew by in such a flash. I'm feeling not-so-rested today, but am home with P tomorrow so I plan on lots of relaxing and snuggling!

 

Somehow we are also into the latter half of July (seriously...whaaat?) and so today is Secret Recipe Club Reveal Day!

Though last month I tried to find a recipe that I could make Dukan-friendly, sometimes a girl just needs a brownie. Like a real brownie. One that doesn't have oat bran or Splenda or applesauce instead of butter. And on this occasion, I needed the real deal. When I saw the basic brownie recipe from Tea and Scones, I knew it was the one! There are so many great recipes to choose from on this blog, from the sweet to the savory. But the brownies.

Sigh.

These were super easy. Though the recipe calls for blending or food processing the ingredients together, I was cooking after Penelope went to sleep and since we have a small apartment, using such a device post bedtime was no bueno. It's ok, though. I simply followed the instructions and mixed the ingredients together with a wooden spoon until all moistened and incorporated. Worked fine and made a basic one bowl brownie!

 

Basic Brownies

Adapted from Tea and Scones

8 oz melted butter

1 1/3 all-purpose flour

3/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder

2 C sugar

4 eggs

1/4 tsp baking powder

 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease an 8x8" pan. In a bowl, sift together the flour and cocoa powder. Add the sugar and baking powder and whisk together. Add the eggs and drizzle in the melted (and slightly cooled) butter. Mix together with a whisk, rubber spatula or wooden spoon until just combined. Spread into pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean. I like mine a little fudgy, so I don't wait until it's completely clean. Cool and serve, preferably with a big dollop of whipped cream!

I really liked this recipe. It couldn't be easier or faster. Though the brownies came out a bit cakey side, they still tasted great. Next time, i would lessen the cooking time or bake them lower and slower for a fudgier texture.

Have a great week everyone!