So this is my kids favorite brownie recipe! I have tried several but this one have been with us for a while now, so it’s approved! It’s it’s gooey center with the walnut crunch that did the trick for us! Hope you love it as much!
- 1 cup butter
- 1¾ cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 eggs
- 1¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Grease a 9x9 inch baking pan.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the melted, sugar, and vanilla. Beat in eggs. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; gradually stir into the egg mixture until well blended. Stir in walnuts, if desired. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the brownie begins to pull away from edges of pan.
- Let cool on a wire rack before cutting into squares.
Chocolate Brownies (commonly referred to as a brownie), is a small, rich, chocolate, baked cake-slice, named after its brown color. Brownies may contain dairy ingredients and nuts, particularly walnuts or small candies. Modern brownies often have an icing, popular flavors being either vanilla or mint extract. A variation of the traditional brownie made without chocolate, or with white chocolate, is called a ‘blondie’.
There are three main myths about the creation of the brownie. The first, that a chef accidentally added melted chocolate to biscuit dough. The second, a cook forgot to add flour to the batter. And thirdly, the most popular belief, that a housewife did not have baking powder and improvised with this new treat. It was said that she was baking for guests and decided to serve these flattened cakes to them. All three myths have gained popularity throughout the years.