Tuesday, July 21, 2009

MckLinky Blog Hop Tuesdays: Favorite Recipe: Mom's Brownies!

So this week's MckLinky Blog Hop is about our favorite recipe! Yay, perfect for my blog! How do I decide which recipe?? Hmmm .... OK, how about my Mom's Fudge Brownies as posted before!

These have been brought up twice this week, so I thought I'd refresh my blog by mentioning them again. They really are fudgy like (because of the oil and hot water), they are not cake-like. You can just see, the moist centers and crackling tops! Keep scrolling for more ideas and tips for these brownies! That is, if you can get past the photos. =)

These are my #1 brownie recipe.

3/4 Cup Unsweetened cocoa (can also use Dutch cocoa )
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2/3 Cup vegetable oil, divided (I use canola)
2 Cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
1/2 Cup boiling water
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/3 Cup flour
1/4 tsp. salt

Mix cocoa, and baking soda in a mixer on low speed. Add half of the oil, and mix. Add boiling water and mix on low until it becomes thick. Add in sugar, eggs, vanilla and the last of the oil, Mix until smooth. Sift the flour and salt together, add to the wet ingredients. Mix well. Pour into a greased (or parchment lined) 9x13 baking pan and bake at 350' for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

~my side note:
For my bake sale, I made mine in a lined 8x8 square pan and bake at 325' for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick came out clean. After they've cooled, remove from pan with foil, and cut. These gave me 9 thick brownies which I dusted with powdered sugar.

~I claim these to be my mom's "recipe" because these I grew up on, and my copy is hand written. I have since found the exact recipe copied online but am not sure of the original author.

-Try them with a ganache topping too! So so so good! I think these were my fave.

-Another variation of this recipe I baked is for a single recipe in a 9x13 pan. I used 1/3 C. almond meal in place of 1/3 C. flour, sprinkled in some chopped pecans, chocolate chips, chopped chocolate almond bar, chopped heath toffee bar, and call these loaded brownies!

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5 Lovely Comments:

Kim Milius said...

These look sooo good! And I have all those ingredients in the house already, so I think I'll have to try them!

the brown couch said...

I just made a batch of brownies last night from a mix. Now after reading this, I wish I had found your recipe last night...(wipes drool from chin).

Here from the Hop!

HeatherOz said...

oooohhhh! yummy!
note to self: don't go recipe blog hopping when you're hungry!
thanks for sharing the deliciousness!

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