Our oldest left for college in August and he's coming home today for the Thanksgiving holidays. Time to make brownies. I like this recipe - simple ingredients, large quantities, thick and chewy brownies (not cakey).
|For the brownie base - eggs, flour, sugar, butter, cocoa, salt, and vanilla|
For the brownie base:
4 cups sugar
2 tsp salt
4 tsp vanilla
2 cups butter melted
3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups cocoa
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 12X18 pan with parchment paper.
2. Beat eggs in a large bowl with a mixer. Add sugar, salt, and vanilla and beat for a minute.
3. Add cooled, melted butter to egg mixture and blend.
4. Add flour and cocoa to mixture and combine.
5. Spread into prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes.
|Batter in pan ready for baking|
6. Cool brownies for 15 minutes.
7. Prepare frosting.
4 cups of powdered sugar
1/2 cup of butter, softened
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 cup milk
8. Blend powdered sugar, ,butter, and cocoa with enough milk to make the frosting a spreadable consistency. For me this was about a 1/4 cup, splash at a time.
|Preparing the frosting/glaze|
9. Spread frosting over the warm brownies until smooth and a bit melted. Allow brownies to cool completely before cutting and serving.
|Spread frosting over brownies|
|Allow brownies and frosting to cool completely|
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