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25 March 2017 @ 12:04 am
Kitsnacks: Cocoa Brownies  

This is our family’s go-to brownie recipe:

Cocoa Brownies
3/4 c sugar
3/4 c flour
1/3 c cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, room temp or softer
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Whisk the dry ingredients together. Add butter, eggs and vanilla and mix. Scrape into a 9×9″ buttered pan. Bake at 350°F for 15-18 minutes, until barely done (a fork inserted in the centre should come out slightly gooey but not *wet*). Allow to cool. Frost as desired. (I usually use chocolate buttercream frosting.) Eat! Makes 16 brownies.

(This recipe scales well and can be used to make up to a quadruple batch successfully. I’ve never tried anything larger. We often make double batches, though. :))

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

 
 
 
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kitmizkit on March 27th, 2017 07:16 pm (UTC)
Well, I play it by ear anymore, but the recipe from which my ear-playing is derived is this:

1/4 c butter
2 c powdered sugar, packed firmly
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbs milk

Cream butter until very soft and smooth. Add sugar, salt, vanilla and milk. Mix thoroughly.

If you're flavoring it, add cocoa powder (or whatever) to taste, and be prepared to increase the milk in small splashes until it's the consistency you want!