#4 Daughter doesn’t like brownies, but she likes them the way I make them.
No, I don’t add a “secret ingredient” wink wink nudge nudge say no more. I make them pretty much the way a carton of Hershey’s cocoa powder told me to:
Hershey Kitchens Brownies
Pre-heat oven to 350F. Butter a square pan. Mix:
- 1/2 cup margarine or butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs (or 1 goose egg)
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts
Glop into prepared pan and bake for about 25 minutes. I know the recipe says 30 minutes, but I usually take it out 5 minutes early so it’s gooier.
When it’s cool, I ice it. Or frost it. Or whatever you want to call this topping.
The recipe for that varies, depending on what I have on hand.
This Brownie Topping
- chonk of cream cheese
- a little cream
- whole bunch of powdered sugar
- bunch of cocoa powder
- a dash of vanilla extract or of vanilla sugar
Mix until smooth. Spread on top of cooled brownies. Sprinkle liberally with nuts.
These brownies are soft, but not gummy.
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about something pleasantly soft.