After last week’s disaster, I desperately needed something to go well. My reputation is on the line! I’ve had pretty good success with brownies, so I chose another.
As you may remember from cream cheese and double-chocolate brownies, Martha cleverly placed 5 variations in the same section.
Step 1: Gather ingredients: flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, chocolate chips, eggs, butter, chopped chocolate.
She suggested using either bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, so I used one bar of each. I’m a rebel.
Step 2: Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt.
Step 3: In a bowl, over a pan of simmering water, (or in a double-boiler) melt butter and chocolate.
I know this seems like a lot of work, but it’s really not.
Step 4: Remove from heat and add sugar.
After stirring the eggs in circles, I switched to a whisk.
Step 8: Pour into a buttered, parchmented, buttered pan. Bake for 25-35 minutes.
For the record, it took 35.
Step 9: Let cool for 30 minutes before removing from pan, then let cool completely before cutting.
Whoopsie, no photo. I got so bored from the ease of this recipe that I forgot.
I got: 16 (actually, I cut them into smaller pieces for sharing so more like 24)
Start time: 7:00
End time: 9:00ish (2 hours) – I cut when they were still warm
Martha’s estimated time: 3 hours (it said on the web recipe, not the app)
What did I learn?
- You can recover from a disaster like those coconut bars!
What do I need to learn?
- Where have my cats been? They haven’t seemed interested in my baking for the past few.
- Why do people eat brownie batter? It looks disgusting.
Well, folks, there you have it. Money, success, fame, glamour.
I have to tell you, even though this takes a while overall, it’s worth it. Boxed brownies don’t come close.
These look SO delicious, I want them in my mouth. Great work, as always, Nate-o. I seriously adore your writing voice and photo quality.
These look so gooood!!! ❤