I have book club tonight and thought that I would make some treats to take with me. I decided to make brownies since I had all the ingredients on hand, and it was something I could put together pretty quickly.
This is a recipe I have been making since I was a kid - I have made it probably hundreds of times; a real tried and true recipe. I've made it with margarine and with butter, sometimes a combination if I'm out of one or the other. The only thing that was different yesterday was that my butter was frozen when I started melting it. I don't know if that would make a difference or not.
I'll post the recipe as best as I can remember it, but here is what happened. I forgot to set my oven 25 degrees higher when I was getting these ready (due to the altitude) and thy fell in the middle. Not that big of a deal, I figured they'd be "fudgier". Well, I cut into them, and they were greasy! I can't take these, its like I melted a LOT of butter and just poured over the finished product. Your hands are greasy after picking one up.
Here is the recipe:
3/4 C butter or margarine
2 oz unsweetened chocolate
1 1/3 C sugar
1 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Melt butter and chocolate together in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Add eggs, one at a time to chocolate mixture and stir well.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl, add to chocolate mixture and stir until combined. Scrape batter into 9x13 pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 until a toothpick inserted in middle of pan comes out clean, about 12 minutes.
Now, I baked these in a 9x9 pan, which I have done many times without incident. I just can't figure out what the difference was!
Does anyone know? The only explanation I have is that Mars is close to the Earth
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed
door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”
Helen Keller (1880–1968)