In need of a dessert recipe...
#11
If you are going to make brownies - please don't use a box mix!  Not when I have the easiest recipe for homemade brownies that are fudgy.  I get asked for this recipe all the time!

Here it is:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter (DO NOT use margarine!)
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup sugar
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#12
(11-18-2009, 10:51 AM)SearchingCatholic Wrote: If you are going to make brownies - please don't use a box mix!  Not when I have the easiest recipe for homemade brownies that are fudgy.  I get asked for this recipe all the time!

Here it is:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter (DO NOT use margarine!)
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup sugar

Um...  no flour?


( and I would NEVER use margarine ! )
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#13
Sorry about the abbreviated recipe!  My computer went nuts.  I'll start again.

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter (NO MARGARINE!)
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Melt butter in a saucepan on top of the stove.  Remove from heat.  Add sugar and cocoa.  Stir well.  Add eggs one at a time, stirring well.  Add every thing but the flour.  Stir.  Add flour last, stirring just until all flour disappears.  Add nuts if you want.  Pour into 8 inch square pan.  Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

My notes:  and 8 in square pan is NEVER enough.  I double the recipe and use a 9 x 13.  Don't overbake.  I have never had these fail me yet and every one thinks I am a great cook!  No one knows I got the recipe off the back of a cocoa can years ago!  The only change I made was to add the almond.  I also like these b/c there is only one pan to clean up!  We all fight over who gets to clean it - b/c all the kids want to lick the pan!

This takes all of 5 minutes to assemble.

Good Luck!
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#14
(11-18-2009, 11:00 AM)SearchingCatholic Wrote: Sorry about the abbreviated recipe!  My computer went nuts.  I'll start again.

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter (NO MARGARINE!)
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Melt butter in a saucepan on top of the stove.  Remove from heat.  Add sugar and cocoa.  Stir well.  Add eggs one at a time, stirring well.  Add every thing but the flour.  Stir.  Add flour last, stirring just until all flour disappears.  Add nuts if you want.  Pour into 8 inch square pan.  Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

My notes:  and 8 in square pan is NEVER enough.  I double the recipe and use a 9 x 13.  Don't overbake.  I have never had these fail me yet and every one thinks I am a great cook!  No one knows I got the recipe off the back of a cocoa can years ago!  The only change I made was to add the almond.  I also like these b/c there is only one pan to clean up!  We all fight over who gets to clean it - b/c all the kids want to lick the pan!

This takes all of 5 minutes to assemble.

Good Luck!

Awesome - Thanks!

but, what do I do with the two boxes of mix, that are in my pantry...  ???
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#15
Give them to a food pantry and NEVER buy a mix again after you have tasted those brownies!
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#16
(11-18-2009, 11:05 AM)SearchingCatholic Wrote: Give them to a food pantry and NEVER buy a mix again after you have tasted those brownies!

Wouldn't that be like cruel and unusual punishment, though?  :laughing:
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#17
(11-18-2009, 11:52 AM)Texican Wrote:
(11-18-2009, 11:05 AM)SearchingCatholic Wrote: Give them to a food pantry and NEVER buy a mix again after you have tasted those brownies!

Wouldn't that be like cruel and unusual punishment, though?   :laughing:

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+1
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#18
Well, due to time constraints, we're having store-bought pecan pie. 

And store-bought rolls, pumpkin pie, some kind of cake...
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#19
Bummer!  I wish I could make them for you!  Well, enjoy your other desserts and try the recipe some other time.  When you try it, let me know what you think,
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#20
If time permits, I'm giving them a shot this weekend; probably Sunday, the way things are going.

And thanks!  I will let you know, but we're talking about chocolate here, how can they not be good?!  ;D
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