Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Better Than Box Brownies

I love brownies from a boxed mix! But I love this recipe for brownies from scratch even more! This recipe is my mom’s standby and she’s been making them since I was in Jr High. These brownies are a cross between a science experiment and a magic trick. Somehow you add two powders, one oil and some boiling water and instead of getting thinner it gets thicker as you stir! I have no idea how that works but I still think it’s pretty cool to watch even now that I’m over 40…
What I like best about them is they are so easy to make and turn out perfect every time. (If I don't burn them) They are chewy and rich! I've made them with melted butter, coconut oil, vegetable oil. All are wonderful! Throw in a handful of chocolate chips, swirl in dollops of peanut butter before baking and they are even better!

Better Than Box Brownies - The Backyard Farmwife

3/4 cup baking cocoa

1/2 tsp baking soda

2/3 cup oil

1/2 cup boiling water

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 1/3 cup flour

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp salt

Stir together cocoa and soda. Add 1/3 cup oil. Stir in boiling water until thick. Add remaining 1/3 cup oil, eggs, and sugar. Then add flour, vanilla and salt. Mix well. Pour into lightly greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes.
Better Than Box Brownies - The Backyard Farmwife For an extra special treat, top it with ice cream & chocolate syrup!

1 comment:

  1. I love brownies! I love box brownies and I have a couple of recipes that are super yummy! Going to have to try this one out. :)