I am not a huge brownie/cake fan. I am more of a pie kind of girl, but sometimes my husband just needs his chocolate fix. He and the boys were thumbing through Food Network Magazine and were fairly fascinated with all of the brownie recipes they had in one of their issues. It became clear to me that they all wanted some brownies and since I needed to make something for an event we were going to later on in the day anyways….well, it was time to make the brownies.
1 3/4 cups flour
3 T cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
2 sticks butter
2 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup water
6 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped (I just used chocolate chips.)
2 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Coat a 9 x 13-inch pan with cooking spray.
Whisk flour, cocoa powder salt and baking powder in a medium bowl.
Bring butter, brown sugar and water to simmer in a saucepan.
Off the heat, whisk in chocolate.
Let the butter/sugar/chocolate mixture cool for about ten minutes.
Whisk in eggs one at a time and then add vanilla.
Stir in the flour mixture.
Spread in the pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost clean.
Let cool and then sprinkle with powdered sugar.
What did the family think? The family as well as the people at the event we went to all gave them a thumbs up.