One pot brownies from scratch

One pot brownies from scratch

Behold brownie lovers! You do NOT have to sell your soul to the devil to get a perfect homemade brownie anymore (or sign up for a cooking class for that matter). After many, and I really mean many, tries and fails, I have found a foolproof recipe for finger-licking brownies that is so easy even a twelve year old can make it (this is not a scientific fact!). And the best part – you need one pot and one pot only. Read along!

I fell in love with brownies a couple of years ago at a nice restaurant where they were served warm, topped with a vanilla ice cream drizzled with caramel sauce. It was a some what fancy restaurant so I didn’t dream of getting the same flavor at home. That didn’t stop me from trying (of course) and I went ahead and bought every single brownie mix from the shelf. Those were ok but i didn’t want ok. I wanted amazing! I started experimenting with various recipes (God bless Pinterest!) and discovered I have a tiny flaw – I can NEVER follow a recipe through. Whether I change the ingredients or skip a step, I have to change it a little bit or else… I had to make three batches before I could write it down since I kept forgetting or adding stuff (not that my boyfriend complained – he ate them all!). What I love the most about these brownies is they are not cake-y nor they are fudgy, they are right there in the magnificent middle. Anyways, feel free to change it a bit yourself, it is your soul you’re feeding after all!

Ingredients

  • 35 min
  • 9 large or 12 smaller depends on your preference
  • Easy

300g confectioners sugar

60g unsweetened cocoa powder

100g all-purpose flour

1/3 tsp salt

1/3 tsp baking powder

170 g butter melted then cooled

3 large eggs room temperature

2 tsp vanilla

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Directions

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Ready: 35 min

Mix all dry ingredients (sugar, cocoa powder, flour, salt and baking powder) in an airtight container. Close the lid and shake vigorously until all the ingredients seem combined.

In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and the vanilla.

Add the eggs and the vanilla to the dry ingredients and give it a stir.

Add the melted butter to the brownie mix and mix until just incorporated.

Cover a 8-inch square with baking paper and spread the batter. Bake on 170C for 20min. You can take them out 5-6 min early for a more fudgy flavor or bake additional 5-6min for more set texture.

Serve with a site of vanilla ice cream, lift your feet up and enjoy.

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