Friday, March 7, 2014

Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

This is the story of how Tyson came home to a disastrous house and homemade brownies.

Seriously since adding another girly to the mix I feel like I can only focus on about one thing a day. If I decide to make bread, Monkey-girl and Sis are both still sporting their jammies at about noon (Exhibit A). Or if I get ambitious and take the girls to the park my house is likely in shambles. This day was one of those. The house looked baaad. But on the upside... homemade brownies. ;)

Tyson does so much around here so we decided to do something little to let our favorite guy know how much we love and adore him. ...And if there is one thing I have learned so far from marriage, its that food is the quickest way to Tyson's heart.

These are our all-time favorite brownies.

And they have the calories to prove it.

Normally I like to frost them up with some chocolate buttercream frosting and maybe some sprinkles, but I had some leftover raspberry frosting in the fridge.. so convenience won out.

Also we love these even better the next day. They seem to be extra dense and rich after a good 24 hours. And on a totally separate note have you ever tried brownies frozen?? LOVE. Freeze them whole and then cut them into delicate little slivers and you will die and go to brownie heaven. Promise.

Fudgy Chocolate Brownies
Recipe from: Good Life Eats

12 Tbsp butter
1 1/2 c. sugar
2/3 c. cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
3 large eggs
1 c. flour

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 8x8 square baking pan (or equivalent) with baking spray. Set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl lightly beat eggs. Set aside.

In a medium saucepan melt butter over medium heat. While stirring, add sugar and extract. Continue stirring until just incorporated. Remove from heat.  Next whisk in cocoa powder. Slowly add chocolate mixture to the eggs and continue whisking until combined. Finally stir in the flour being careful not to beat.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Cool completely and frost if desired. (Our favorite is with chocolate buttercream!)