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Archive for August, 2012


My poor blog, I’m sorry I’ve been neglecting you. But its okay, I bring a treat!
I actually have three very similar recipes for brownies on my computer,  so you can tell that I REALLY LIKE BROWNIES. This means that there may be more brownie recipes in the future….

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2/3 cup oil
1/2 cup boiling water
2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
chopped walnuts and/or chocolate chips/buttons [optional]


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees, and grease a brownie pan/cake tin
Stir together baking powder and cocoa powder in a large bowl. [here I added a small amount –about one teaspoon- of instant coffee powder, I think it brings out a bit of the bitterness that tends to come with really moist brownies, but you can skip the coffee.]

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Add half of the oil and boiling water. Mix well until thickened.

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Add the sugar, eggs and remaining oil. Mix well.

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Add the flour, vanilla and salt. Mix until just blended, and the flour is absorbed.

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Add the chocolate buttons or walnuts if you are choosing to use them [or both, if you have them!]

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Transfer to the greased pan and bake for about 35-40 minutes. When brownies are done, they actually look quite unappealing. The top of the brownie should be cracked in places. When you see that, it means they are cooked, or close to, so check them with skewer just in case.
Cool, then cut into squares.

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