Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Easy One Pot Fudgy Brownies

Easy One Pot Fudgy Brownies - made July 20, 2014 from Neighbor Food Blog
I was busy last weekend and my normal time for baking was partially taken up with the visit to my niece so I needed something quick and easy as that week's baking experiment.
Enter brownies. Naturally. Although, since I seem incapable of making plain brownies, I did fancy these up a bit by spreading a thin layer of chocolate peanut butter on top then sprinkling chopped up peanut butter cups over it to make sure people knew what kind of brownie it was. Peanut butter lovers, step on up.

True to its name, this was an easy brownie to make and takes no time at all to mix together. I probably underbaked it just a trifle too much and it would've been better with a few extra minutes in the oven. But still, underbaking is a lesser sin than overbaking and this helped with the fudgy factor. It's been hot here lately so the peanut butter cups were somewhat soft even after the brownie had cooled. And that's not a complaint.
  • 1½ sticks butter (12 Tablespoons)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 x 8 inch baking dish. Set aside.
  2. In a medium sized pot, melt the butter on the stove top over medium heat. Remove from heat, then whisk in brown and white sugar until smooth and creamy, about 1-2 minutes. Add the eggs and egg yolk, one at a time, whisking well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla.
  3. Add the cocoa powder and flour and stir until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Pour the mixture into the prepared pans and bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes back with a few moist crumbs attached. 

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