Fact: I love me some brownies. Always have, always will. However, I was quite satisfied with brownies from the box. Simple, easy, delicious. I’ve had homemade brownies from time to time at potlucks and whatnot, and have never felt inclined to make them myself. In fact, most homemade brownies I had in the past were rather cake-y, and I like my brownies to be fudge-y, thank you very much.
Well. WELL. All that boxed stuff is out the window now. I just made the best brownies of my LIFE, thanks to Shauna at Piece of Cake. These brownies are so good, that I’m blogging about them ON THE SAME DAY THAT I MADE THEM. When’s the last time THAT happened? Never, that’s when!
So, in case you didn’t catch it in that last paragraph, here’s the link to the recipe: Best Cocoa Brownies EVER!!
I pretty much followed all the instructions, except for melting the first 3 ingredients over simmering water. I just put them in a glass bowl and put that directly on the burner over medium heat. I’m a rebel, I know.
I also added 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips to the batter. Why? Because I’m pregnant and I can, that’s why! I would have also added 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts, but David doesn’t really care for nuts in his baked goods, and I also didn’t have any walnuts. So instead I added 1/2 cup of chopped pecans, sprinkled over the top (so Dave could easily scrape them off) about halfway through the baking process. Which took a lot longer than the 25 minutes that Shauna claims. Mine were done in about 40 minutes.
Oh, and did I mention how rich these bad boys are?? I, the choco-holic brownie fanatic was well and truly satisfied after one small brownie. (Small for me, anyway. Shauna said this makes 16 brownies. I made it into 12.)
What’s that you say? No wonder I was full, seeing as how I added a scoop of ice cream? Huh.
Say goodbye to the box!