Seeing as I am college student, I am constantly broke. As a result birthday presents frequently manifest themselves as baked goods. My friend just turned 21, and I was trying to make him a different kind of cake than I have before and he suggested that brownies might be tasty. I didn’t have much time last week, and then I ran out of eggs. We didn’t get to go on a grocery adventure until last night. Needless to say, there was a slight delay in getting it all done.
Wednesdays are my shortest days, I only have one class from 11-12 then I am free to be productive – and bake or cook! I finally had time to get brownies done for my friend! And make the Mac and Cheese I have been craving for a week or two! The baking and cooking are also extremely cathartic after a few days of bitchy, difficult teachers and frustrating classes.
3/4 cup melted butter
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
½ Cup Unsweetened Cocoa (I had about a 1/3 cup left, so I topped it with sweet cocoa power.)
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
¾ cup flour
Melt the butter and add it to the sugars and vanilla until well blended. I added the Cocoa into the warm butter/sugar in the hopes it would melt some, but I could be high. Incorporate the eggs, and when those are well mixed add the dry ingredients and mix into a smooth batter. This batter, it will be delicious. Try not to eat it all so there is something left to bake, but go to town on those beaters!!
Bake in a 350* oven for 30-45 min. I used a spring form pan (perhaps 8 in?) lined with buttered foil, because I made these for my friends birthday – and a circle is all cake looking and can be decorated accordingly. And because I felt like it, damnit.