Dark Chocolate Brownies {67/365}

 To the commenter who shall remain nameless, I was not abducted by the news reporter, but thank you for your concern. =)  I am here and alive (and very glad to blog again!), it's just that the the last couple of days have been a whirlwind.  I can alliterate them if you want me to.  Okay, I will.  My reasons for not posting are as follows:
1) Colds
2) Cleaning
3) Company
4) Creek water
Exciting isn't it?  We had a lot of company this weekend, which meant a lot of cleaning and cooking, and I had an "achy all over, sneezing, nose running non-stop" type of cold.  So all my energy went into only the most necessary activities and not into blogging. Then we had "creek" water.  With the heavy, heavy rain we experienced this weekend, the water from our well became cloudy and orange.  Thankfully a new water filter and pumping the well dry fixed the problem.  As of late last night, our water is now clean again!  Yay!
As I mentioned before, our weekend was full with exercising hospitality. We had a family over for dinner on Saturday night, and then on Sunday afternoon on the way home from church, we decided to have another family over after the evening service. 
One of my favorite desserts to make when I don't have much time and we have last minute guests, is brownies.  Most people like them and they are delicious plain or "fancied up."  You can ice them with your favorite frosting, top with a scoop of ice cream (what we had Sunday evening), glaze with ganache or go lighter with whipped cream and strawberries.  So many delightful possibilites!  I love these brownies because they are dense, chewy and have a rich chocolatey flavor.  Best of all, the ingredients are nothing special and use things you probably already have. 

{Dark Chocolate Brownies with vanilla ice cream and caramel}

Dark Chocolate Brownies
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa powder
2 cups white sugar
1 cup butter
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1) Mix dry ingredients together.
2) Melt butter in microwave safe container.  Mix in sugar while butter is hot.  Allow to cool for a few minutes.
3) Add eggs and vanilla to butter mixture.  Mix well.
4) Combine wet and dry mixtures.  Mix until well combined.  
5)  Grease a 9×13 pan. Spread batter evenly and bake for 22-25 minutes or until done.  Enjoy!


What are your favorite type of brownies?  Do you like "cakey" brownies or "chewy" brownies?


  1. Chewy brownies are definitely the best. These chewy brownies are the best. Its a wonder I don't weigh any more than I already do.

  2. Will have to tell Pat how you handled the cloudy water issue. We have the same problem from time to time. Judy


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