So, in past semesters I’ve tried to “be good” and avoid these brownies. I figured, they are microwaved, they just CAN’T be as good as the real thing. This bright Friday, however, I am pregnant, and I want a brownie.
I ate this brownie at approximately 8:30 when first pd. ended. It was really.reaLLY. rEALLY good. It was half melty and half chewy. It was just what a brownie should be. It’s a good thing I have been judgemental about microwaved brownies all these years or I’d be at least fifteen brownies deep. And guess what? They baked in four minutes. Can’t beat that.
½ tsp. salt
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
½ c. butter, melted
¾ c. flour
½ c. cocoa powder
½ c. chopped nuts *
½ c. chocolate chips or chunks
*High school students don’t like nuts. Did you know this? Imagine. Geesh. So I made the 1/2 c. of nuts required but I mixed the toasted walnuts with heath bits. A great flavor combo and I had no complaints!
1) Beat together eggs, sugar, salt and vanilla.
2) Add melted butter and blend well.
(when it’s melted it looks so much less bad for you! no?)
3) Mix in flour and cocoa and blend well.
4) Stir in nuts and chips.
5) Spread evenly in a greased (with cooking spray) 9 in. glass pie pan.
6) Microwave on high, 4 minutes.
7) If still liquid in center, microwave for an additional 30 seconds. When it is done (AFTER standing time), the top looks dry. It can look slightly moist still prior to standing time. BE CAREFUL not to overcook.
8) Cool and cut.
For a fancy dessert:
Make batter ahead (make batter, pour in pie pan, cover and refridgerate).
Bake and cut this into pie wedges.
Top with a big dollop of homemade whipped cream with a dash of cinnamon on top.
Enjoy! Happy weekend!