Thursday, April 23, 2009

Brownies from Heaven

There are days when working with computers is just not much fun. Servers throw up random errors, clients get frustrated and signing up for "Survivor" starts looking like a fun alternative to battling with technology.

But seeing as how I have zero desire to part with my hairdryer, I guess I'll just have to settle for some homemade brownies to turn this day around. I'm not sure that I've ever made brownies from scratch but it turns out that it's actually pretty simple and very easy.

Here's the recipe from Nestle:

10 ozs. chocolate baking bar (They suggested Bittersweet but I went with Semi-sweet)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup butter, cut into pieces
2 tablespoons water

Cook all of these ingredients together over low heat until completely melted and mixed.

Then stir in:

2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Bake at 325 for 33-35 minutes.

(Note: Calories don't really count on days like these as long no one sees you eating these fabulous brownies. :)


gilesdl said...

Excellent brownies. For my taste I would prefer a little more vanilla but other than that great!!!!

Tracy said...

I agree with gilesdl on the excellent part. The box ones had some extra chocolate kick with the chocolate chips, but the scratch ones tasted just like a box mix. Way to goo Christina!!