Friday, January 30, 2009

I Can Still Eat Brownies With Stitches In My Mouth

Okay, so maybe I won't lose weight while I have stitches in my mouth, especially if my four year old daughter keeps convincing me to make treats like these! Yesterday we were looking through our cookbooks for recipes we could make with the ingredients we had in the house. We came across this amazing recipe and I knew I had to share it with all of you. The best part, you probably have the ingredients in your house right now, too!


▪ ½ cup butter, melted
▪ 1 cup sugar
▪ 1 tsp vanilla extract
▪ 2 eggs
▪ ½ cup all purpose flour
▪ 1/3 cup cocoa
▪ ¼ tsp baking powder
▪ ¼ tsp salt

Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease 9-inch square baking pan. In medium bowl, stir together butter, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs; with spoon, beat well. Stir together flour cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to egg mixture, beating until well blended. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake 20 - 25 minutes or until brownie begins to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Frost with Creamy Brownie Frosting if desired.

Creamy Brownie Frosting

▪ 3 T butter, softened
▪ 3 T cocoa
▪ 1 T light corn syrup
▪ ½ tsp vanilla extract
▪ 1 cup powdered sugar
▪ 1 to 2 T milk

In a small mixer bowl, beat butter, cocoa. corn syrup and vanilla until blended. Add powdered sugar and milk; beat to spreading consistency.

Notes: This is a great recipe to make with kids. The only thing I needed a hand mixer for was the frosting. Zoe mixed all the other ingredients with a wooden spoon. The texture of these brownies is perfect. Very fudgy and brownie like. I don't like a lot of from scratch brownies because they often don't have the texture I'm looking for. These do. These are great without the frosting, but that does take them to a new chocolatey level. If you like nuts in your brownies, add up to 1/2 cup. You won't be sorry you tried these! I used Ghirardelli's unsweetened baking cocoa, which I've discovered makes any cocoa recipe yummier. But any good quality cocoa should work well.


Irish Coffeehouse said...

Ohhhh, you know what I think? I think all docs and families who know anyone that' anorexic should have them read your blog. I'm telling you, I gain weight just looking at your recipes! rofl

This one sounds really good! And they do look mighty yummy!

Irish Coffeehouse said...

How fun! LOVE the changes!!!!

How are you doing? How's the mouth healing?

Anonymous said... i want a brownie. Oh wow, they look good!

Unknown said...

Ok lady, where are you hiding?? :o)

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking of the women in my mom's day who used to have their mouths wired shut to lose weight. One of my mom's friend's discovered if you put ice cream in the blender with half-n-half.....
She is the only person I've ever known who actually gained weight with her mouth wired.~Mary

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