Thursday, June 9, 2011

Hershey's Best Brownies

One bowl. Simple. There are lots of brownie recipes claiming to be the best, the ultimate, and so on, but sometimes I don't want over the top and complicated, I just want straightforward and simple. And I want chocolate. This is a recipe everyone should have -maybe you already do. It is just the thing to make when you want to stir up something chocolatey with a minimum of fuss, to bake and eat warm from the oven within an hour, or maybe to carefully wrap and share later with someone -or both!

Never underestimate the power of a brownie. Brownies given to someone who's a bit down can sometimes work magic, but beware. I know of one young woman who rather carelessly handled homemade brownies. A food gift of a couple of homemade brownies given to a guy she knew, intended only as a friendly gesture, was misinterpreted as a declaration of love and romantic encouragement, and led to all sorts of embarrassment and hurt feelings on both sides. All you young bakers, be mindful of who you share brownies with!

Hershey's Best Brownies
Adapted from: Hershey's Homemade

Melt in microwavable bowl: 1 c. butter

Add: 2 c. sugar and 1 T. vanilla

Stir in one at a time: 4 eggs

Stir in until well blended : 1 c. Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa

1 c. flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
Stir in well.

12 oz. milk chocolate chips
Pour into buttered 9 x 13 Pyrex dish and bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool on wire rack and cut. Share responsibly.

1 comment:

  1. I love these with a tablespoon or so of instant espresso powder in the batter ;)