Monday, March 7, 2011

Sassy Sweets: Fudgy Brownies

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Brownies are one of those go-to desserts when I'm really craving chocolate.  These scratch brownies are extremely fudgy.  The batter makes for a slightly thinner brownie than others I have tried because it uses no baking powder or baking soda, but, they are so much more intensely fudgy and chocolate-y. 

In fact, sometimes I double the recipe and put them in a 9x9 pan so you get really thick fudgy brownies.  The only problem there is I still eat about 3 brownies, but it's actually 6.  For "watching weight" purposes, the thinner brownies are just as well.

The brownie mixes that you can buy in the store are awesome; I mean, they always come out super fudgy and sweet.  But if you're stuck at home on a freezing cold day, or company is coming over right now, or, you don't want to use overly processed mixes, these are a perfect brownie alternative for you.  They come together quickly and only bake for 20 minutes.  Serve them warm with some ice cream!  Oooh baby that sounds good!
Fudgy Brownies, adapted from Food Network Magazine
1 cup flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/3 cup butter
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup skim milk
1 teaspoon amaretto (or vanilla extract)
2 eggs

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Lightly whisk together flour and cocoa.  Place butter and chocolate in a medium-sized bowl.  Microwave for about 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds with a wooden spoon.  Stir until smooth and let cool slightly.  Add sugar, milk, amaretto, and eggs.  Whisk together to fully combine.  Then, add the chocolate mixture to the flour mixture, stirring until just combined (about 25 strokes).  Coat an 8x8 inch baking pan with cooking spray.  Pour batter into the pan and bake for about 20 minutes.  A toothpick inserted into the center should come out almost clean (a few crumbs will cling). 

Mine are different from the original in many ways, but they are absolutely delicious!  Stay tuned for the rest of this week's exciting meals!  Did you know that next week will mark my 100th post?!  It's in perfect time for my birthday and I can't wait to give something away!!! 

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Until the next time my oven is on...


  1. I have a favorite easy brownie recipe from my mother in law that looks much like this one. They never fail to please and can be stirred up at a moment's notice. This is my favorite type of recipe.


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