Sometimes you just want some chocolate but you just don’t want to dive into a candy bar, am I right? I wanted a brownie like nobodies business and you know what I did? I didn’t go out and buy any that’s for sure. I made some because well, I wanted brownies that I am used to! Good old American brownies!
Brownies are really quite easy to make at home that the only reason you would make them from a box is well, if you wanted to. I’m not too good for a box mix brownie at all. You have a brownie and I am pretty much there with open hands and drool coming out of my mouth.
Brownie recipes are pretty much always the same, aren’t they?
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x9 inch baking pan.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the oil, sugar, and vanilla. Beat in eggs. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; gradually stir into the egg mixture until well blended. Stir in walnuts, if desired. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the brownie begins to pull away from edges of pan. Let cool on a wire rack before cutting into squares.
I had my brownies in the oven for about 35 minutes as I'm not used to this oven here and it didn't seem to bake well enough for 25 minutes so just check on it off and on.