Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Big huggies and a brownie recipe!

"Huggies, Mommy," said Dorothy and Charlotte with outstretched arms.
My sweet, cuddly girls settling down before bed. As much as they fight, they certainly love each other very much.

"Wait, Mommy, Teddy wants to be in the picture, too!"

Of course, brother William can't be left out, either. Dorothy covered his exersaucer with blankets and exclaimed, "It's so nice and warm for him. He likes it, cuz that's what babies want!"


As for the promised brownie recipe, I found this one at Food.com. I altered it a bit to suit my taste, and it is my new favorite. Here's how I make them:

Chewy Brownies
12 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
4 Tbsp vegetable oil (you could also use coconut oil or shortening)
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar (I use 1/2 white and 1/2 raw in mine)
1/2 tsp salt
4 lg eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour (I use 1/2 white and 1/2 whole wheat)
1/2-3/4 cup chocolate chips

1 In a saucepan over low heat, stir and melt the unsweetened cocoa powder, vegetable oil, and butter. Let cool.
2 In a mixing bowl, beat the 4 eggs until light and frothy, add the salt and sugar; beat well.
3 Fold the melted chocolate and butter into the egg mixture. Stir in the vanilla.
4 Add the flour and chocolate chips.
5 Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350° in a greased 9x13 inch pan (my pan is smaller, maybe 8 x 12 or so. A smaller pan makes for thicker, chewier brownies).
6 When cool, you may frost with chocolate frosting (I like cream cheese frosting-or just skip the frosting and eat them warm and gooey with a glass of milk. Perfection!).

Enjoy!!

2 comments:

javed vardi said...

This recipe is really simple,healthy and fun to make.Even perfect when you are in a hurry to make dessert to put on the table for guests.I`m sure browni lover loves this idea 

Anonymous said...

get those thumbs out girly's I have something tasty for you to suck