Recipe by gourmetmomma
Oooey, Gooey, Rich and Chewy. If you are a fan of cake-like brownies, these are NOT for you. This makes a small pan of brownies that are moist and dense and need no icing. They form a crust that cracks and is a wonderful contrast to the fudgy texture of the brownie. Like all other basic brownie recipes, these are a great base for adding in chunks of chocolate, nuts, or whatever. As an adult, I like them with a 1/2 tsp of espresso powder added. For the brownie purist, the nuts are strictly optional. When I'm having one of those "must have chocolate" days, these are the perfect fix. After 1 brownie, I'm cured.
Top Review by roccopico
Perfect Brownies. I like a fudgy chewy brownie and these were exactly that. I followed the recipe exactly including bake time. I omitted the nuts because I like a plain chocolate brownie. I cooked them for 25 minutes. I let them cool completely on a wire rack in the pan. I don't know how these could be cakey with no leavening agent.
Anyhow they are perfect
- 3⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 5 tablespoons cocoa
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
- Combine all ingredients and mix well.
- Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes in an 8x8 or 9x9 pan.
- Allow to cool before cutting.