I’m always tweaking recipes and adding extra ingredients and flavors to things. Once I had this homemade brownie recipe tweaked to the way I wanted it, however, I stopped messing with it. There are very few things that I’m a purist about, but this fudgy brownie recipe is one of them. No frosting, no nuts, no chocolate chips, no toffee bits, nothing.
Barb’s Best Brownies
- 4 eggs
- 2 c. sugar
- 3/4 c. oil
- 3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 t. vanilla
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1 1/2 t. baking powder (NOT soda–soda turns this recipe into something icky)
- 1 1/3 c. flour
Whisk eggs and sugar together. Add oil and cocoa and mix thoroughly. Stir in vanilla, salt, baking powder and flour. Bake in a greased 9″x13″ pan at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until the skewer or toothpick can be inserted and comes out clean.
These brownies practically beg to be eaten warm…maybe even hot. Sometimes so hot you have to use a plate and a fork. A dab of vanilla ice cream is a nice accompaniment too. Rarely will these brownies last through the night. They must be afraid of the dark because by morning, they are always completely gone.