Saturday, August 28, 2010

Fudgy Brownies from Scratch!

I would love to show you pictures, but my SD card reader is on the fritz.  However, take my word for it, these brownies taste even better than they don't look!  It may be from scratch, but if you can make box brownies or hamburger helper, then you can make these brownies, and they'll turn out great.

Better-than-box Brownies

This recipe is modified from BHG's New CookBook's Fudgy Brownies.

1/2 c margarine
3 oz dark chocolate chips
1 c sugar
2 eggs
1 t vanilla
2/3 c flour
1/4 t baking soda
1/2 c chopped nuts

(The margarine and chocolate chips are my changes.)
1.  In a saucepan, melt margarine and chocolate chips, stirring constantly.  Cool 15 mins.

2. Stir sugar into cooled chocolate, then add eggs one at a time.  Stir in vanilla.

3.  Add flour and baking soda (it's better to mix these together separately, but I never do), stirring until just combined.  Add nuts, stir into greased 8x8 or 9x9 pan.

4. Bake 350 deg. for 25 to 30 mins, checking with knife for doneness.

These brownies have all of the wonderful fudgy taste that I could only seem to get with boxed brownies, but they're pretty easy to make and cheap ingredients.  They're not dry or too cakey like I seemed to always get when I tried making my own brownies previously.  I am a HUGE fan.  I like them even better than the box mix--the dark chocolate chips really seem to add a rich chocolate taste that the powder just doesn't quite hit.

Love, love, love!