Join the Food on Fridays carnival–any post related to the topic of food is welcome!To participate, write up a post (borrow Mr. Broccoli-Button, if you like), publish, then pop over here and click on Mr. Linky below. A screen will pop up where you can type in your name and paste in the url to your own Food on Fridays post (give us the exact link to your Food on Fridays page, not just the link to your blog).You can also visit other people’s posts by clicking on Mr. Linky and then clicking participants’ names–you should be taken straight to their posts.Food on Fridays Participants
- Ship Full O’ Pirates (Cheese-y Garlicky Biscuits)
- Stretch Mark Mama (Quesa-Pizzas)
- Newlyweds (Mardi Gras King’s Cake)
- Homemade and Wholesome (Soup vs. V8)
- Like Mother, Like Daughter (Bland Diet & Tray Meals–inspired by flu season)
- thebyrdhouse (sweet potato fries)
- Tuesday Afternoons (Cajun Chicken Fettuccine)
Food on Fridays with Ann[Updated with photos–scroll down!]Have you noticed my chocolate trend?Last week, it was Absurdly Easy Chocolate Cake. I’ve also posted about Chocolate Gravy, and of course there’s my ongoing Nutella-mania. Even Chocolate-Chip Pumpkin Bread (or “Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Bread,” depending on what you want to emphasize) contains chocolate.Well, here’s yet another dose of chocolate.One-Bowl Brownies4 squares unsweetened chocolate3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or marg.2 cups sugar3 eggs1 teas. vanilla1 cup flour1 cup chopped nuts or chocolate chips or white chocolate chips (optional, but we really like the white chocolate chips)Preheat to 325 degrees.Melt chocolate and margarine/butter in microwaveable bowl on high 2 mins or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.Stir sugar into chocolate until well blended. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour and nuts until well blended. Spread in greased, foil-lined (I just spray with Pam and forget the foil) 12×9 inch baking pan.Bake 30-35 mins (or until toothpick comes out clean). DO NOT OVERBAKE.(source: Baker’s unsweetened chocolate box)Do not overbake. Do not modify this recipe to try to make it healthier. Use all the eggs. All the sugar. All the butter. If you’ve got the chocolate chips, put ’em in.And then…prepare to swoon.(To clarify, the ecstatic swooning would be a reaction to the taste, not the calories or fat content.)Updated with sort of step-by-step shots, mostly for entertainment rather than instruction. Final snapshot is swoon-worthy; prepare the fainting couch.It starts with unsweetened chocolate. Usually I use Baker’s, who kindly provided me with the recipe. This time I’m using Trader Joe’s Belgian chocolate, because we like to think we’re kind of Belgian-y around here. And the wrapper was very appealing with the vintage, foreign postage stamp design.Then the butter (we only use butter–no margarine for Belgian-y Kroekers) and chocolate go into the microwave for a minute or a minute-and-a-half. It melts. You stir. It smells divine. The kids start to show up in the kitchen. “Whatcha makin’, Mom?”Stir in two cups of sugar. It sure looks like a lot of sugar. Try not to panic.And here, the brownies offer us a little Rorschach fun–in reverse, white-on-black.Don’t forget the chocolate chips. We didn’t have white. Sigh. It was a little disappointing, but we didn’t let it stop us. A very important step and perhaps the reason I’m partial to baking over cooking.And finally, step away from your keyboard–don’t want to be responsible for any short circuiting caused by a stream of drool.Please note their super-rich, mega-moist texture and the melty chocolate chip oozing from the back brownie.I’ll write about lentils or pumpkin soup later. For now, let’s just all sit back and take in the chocolate-y goodness.
Sorry to be a downer with my bland diet post, but around here EVERYONE is sick!! And the lack of sun makes our brains hurt…so I thought I’d give some advice from someone who has been around that block a few times!! 🙂
Lack of sun…maybe that’s what has me running to chocolate??
Didn’t you just do chocolate cake last week?
Yes, we tired it (my daughter made it) and yes, I made more than my share, and my only complaint was that it wasn’t brownies.
So now I’m searching my recipes for something equally evil (and by that I mean YUM) My last food post was of pinto beans 🙁
Sitting here reading blogs having coffee and a cinnamon roll……Yum. Good day.
I guess I’m not feeling that evil today (although your brownies are 5 min from done), so here’s a link to what I’m cooking for dinner instead.
Esther, yes, I did write about chocolate cake last week! And brownies this week! So…you think they’re underdone? Maybe they are…when I’ve cooked them longer, though, they totally lose the goodness.
Tabitha: Coffee & a cinnamon roll for Food on Fridays. A good day, indeed!
AW, MAN! Those look gooey and delicious.
I just found this recipe on the Baker’s box last month and have already made them twice. Just a little more work than a mix, but so worth it. I used whole wheat flour to make them healthy 🙂 and still very yum!!
It’s snowing and cold today… I think these brownies would perfectly compliment the day!
darn you, Ann! I tried these last night…intended to make a half-batch and then accidentally added the full amount of flour, so had to go ahead and make a full batch…oh my, these are evil.
I’m printing this one out too, Ann, because you just know where my weakness is 😉
Hi Ann, I made your brownies at last and SWOONED as promised and just linked back to here. Yum. Thank you for the fudgy goodness. Hope things are going well in your world.
Lynn, I’m so glad! Aren’t they rich and amazing! I’m currently in a food-elimination experiment trying to figure out possible food allergies. Gluten, for now, is out…which means these brownies, for now, are out. Fortunately, I found a yummy mix. And plenty of people are making gluten-free recipes and sharing the info. Anyway, all that to say: please enjoy the fudgy goodness for me!!
Oh, I’m sorry to hear about your food allergy issues but glad to know there are lots of gluten-free goodies out there. I will eat more of the fudgy goodness in your honor 🙂 I also sent a box of them to a friend who just had his appendix out — I’m sure brownies are the perfect recovery food 😉