I needed a recipe to make for Walker’s birthday celebration at his preschool recently, and brownies work well – easily portioned up and what child will say no to chocolate? Although I did make them bittersweet which for this crowd of kids, they happily enjoyed them. They were right where an adult’s taste buds will be screaming for more – rich, indulgent and well…did I mention indulgent?
I found the recipe in a review copy of Idiot’s Guides: Baking, on pages 68-69.Idiot’s Guide might not have you thinking high-end recipes, but give this one a second look – it is an amazing guide to mastering all the basics in baking – from what tools to use, what the ingredients are, to how to get the best results. The recipes walk you through clearly and without being dumbed down. From desserts, to scones, to fancy yeast breads – and with many full color photographs to help show you how.
- 7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
- 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
- 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 3 large eggs (or 3 eggs worth of Ener-G Egg Replacer prepared)
- 1 cup light or dark brown sugar, packed
- 1½ tsp pure vanilla extract
- ½ tsp salt
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour