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I have been baking brownies since I was a kid and I have to say this is one of my favorite recipes although I did alter it slightly. I don't like to use shortening (Crisco) so instead I use 1 cup of butter. Other than that I wouldn't change a thing. Thanks for a great recipe.
Very rich and chocolaty! Tasted great, although strong cocoa flavor was recognizable. Good to serve small pieces, because those are rich.
A day doesn't go by that I don't check out the Cooking Photos Forum. I rarely hit on member's personal websites but did check yours out and when I saw the recipe section I couldn't resist perusing it. This recipe for Cocoa Brownies was there. As I am always looking for simple sweets to make for hubby's lunch thought I would try these. They were an absolute hit. Thanks for another great recipe.
Delicious flavor and SO fudgy! I don't think this needs frosting at all! I halved the recipe and used an 8x8-inch pan and baked it about 23 minutes. I love brownies with cocoa rather than chips. Thanks so much!
This was really good. I had the same grainy problem, but it all worked out after adding the eggs :) I purposely undercooked these lots, and served them as..... WARM CHOCOLATE CAKES! wow. Topped with homemade vanilla ice cream.. I'm in chocolate heaven ;) PS: I used 200g white sugar and 150g brown, and all butter for that extra richness. Thanks!
Marg - shame on you for posting something so good :) I NEVER vary from a recipe before I've tried it, but I did this time only with this - I used 1 cup of brown sugar and 1 cup of white b/c I love brown sugar in brownies!!! I also followed the "ER" variation, and wow. I didn't serve with icing, but rather combined 1/2 tbsp of cocoa powder with 2 tbsp powdered sugar and sifted over the top. Definitely fold in the flour!
Very good! My daughter and husband loved it. Will use this recipe again for sure. Thanks
I made these in the extra rich variation. I mean if I'm going to cheat on my diet why not really cheat right? I was concerned that the batter was too grainy (no matter how hard I mixed it looked grainy from the sugar) but I refrained from getting out the mixer as per the instructions to mix by hand. I basically folded the flour in because it is so thick I couldn't mix it and I took care to just get it incorporated despite the grainy feel. I'm glad I did. OH MY GOSH! These things should be illegal. Not for the faint of heart though. Definitely not grainy. Worth the extra effort too. The only suggestion I have is to cut them in more than 15 pieces as the recipe suggests. Otherwise you'll be in a chocolate coma from eating one of these things! YUM!! I cheated with store bought butter cream
I used to think I could only make brownies from a box mix. This recipe changed my mind. They just have a true chocolate cocoa flavor that can't be found in the boxed mixes. Try it and you'll be pleasantly surprised. Your family will thank you!