I was craving chocolate last night and didn’t feel like heading out to the store, since I always have the baking essentials in my cupboards I decided that I would bake something delicious.
I decided to make brownies from scratch. I have made many desserts from scratch but had never attempted home made chocolate brownies from scratch. It couldn’t be that much different than a chocolate cake, right? Well it was just as easy and less work.
Home Made Chocolate Brownies
- 3/4 cup butter or margarine
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup cocoa unsweetened
- 1 tsp Vanilla or extract of your choice
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2-1 cup Walnuts optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8 or 9x9 square baking pan with parchment paper or use non stick cooking spray. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan melt the butter on medium heat, add the granulated sugar and extract. Stir well. Remove pan from heat and stir stir in the cocoa powder.
In a separate bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Pour the chocolate mixture into the bowl and whisk in with the eggs until well combined. Stir in the flour and walnuts
Pour batter into the previously prepared baking pan and bake for 30-40 minutes. Cool completely. Remove brownies from the pan and cut the brownies into serving size pieces. They can be stored for a few days, if they last.
My brownies didn’t make it through the night, there were none for today, even though they can last a few days in an airtight container. Enjoy!!