One of my favorite forms of chocolate is a fudgy brownie. And here’s a funny story.
My mom taught me to make cookies from “scratch”, which means gathering ingredients from the refrigerator and cupboards to make a cooky dough to bake into cookies.
But making a cake or baking brownies always started with a boxed mix. Somewhere along the way I learned cakes could also be made from “scratch”, but for some reason this knowledge of “baking from scratch” didn’t transfer to brownies.
So, when I was in my early 20s, wasn’t I stunned to find a co-worker made brownies from scratch?! I was incredulous. She had to repeat herself and tell me her recipe. Why hadn’t I realized this before?
I still chuckle at my ignorance just about every time I make a pan of brownies. It reminds me everyone has blind spots and limitations to their knowledge, largely based on their experience. What is common knowledge to one person, is foreign to another. And there’s no shame in that.
What would be a shame is to pass up this recipe for Fudge Brownies! With only a few simple ingredients, they are quick and easy to make, plus they are delicious!
You can enjoy the brownies plain, dusted with powdered sugar or frosted.
The last few times I’ve made them I’ve added ½ cup of chocolate chips to the brownie batter before baking. Then, I lightly dust the brownies with powdered sugar after they cool.
These are a great way to say Happy Valentines’ Day to your sweethearts.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional... but not really😜)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Grease a 9x9" baking dish and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over medium low heat. Once melted, remove from heat.
- Stir in sugar, eggs and vanilla until thick and glossy.
- Stir in flour, nuts (if using) and chocolate chips (of course you're using 😉) JUST until combined.
- Pour batter into greased baking dish and spread into an even layer.
- Bake 24 min. Cool on a wire rack then dust with powdered sugar and cut into squares.