I am temporarily suspending discussion of healthy eating habits to bring you this important recipe.
While I normally advise making something with a face to appeal to bake sale customers, when it comes to brownies, no matter who you’re making them for, you cannot tamper with perfection. With the recipe here, the bare naked brownie is all you need. It’s simply delectable. To frost or decorate it would be a crime punishable by culinary law. So step away from the sprinkles and rejoice in the intrinsic goodness of this gift.
Guaranteed To Please
These brownies are considered ‘two-bite size’ but really they’re more generous than that. They are arguably more delicious than any brownies you can buy at a bakery plus they do not contain any unpronouncable and suspicious ingredients, which makes them even better, no? Okay, maybe just a little health(ier) eating discussion….
Plate, Package, or Freeze
Bring them to a holiday gathering or package them up in little bundles to give as gifts. They have a fresh, deep chocolate taste that cannot be beat.
If you don’t need them immediately, you can freeze them individually and thaw them as needed. In the middle of the night when a craving overpowers you.
More Than Two-Bite Brownies
Ingredients (makes 16)
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon cooking oil
2 cups sugar
4 eggs beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup cocoa
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt (if using unsalted butter)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon butter for greasing muffin tins
These brownies are mixed by hand in pot on the stove.
- Set 350° F oven – use middle shelf
- Put cooking oil in a two-quart (8 cup) saucepan and add butter. Place over medium heat until butter is melted.
- Remove pan from heat and let cool.
- Stir in sugar, beaten eggs, and vanilla.
- Add cocoa, flour, salt, and baking powder until everything is well combined.
- Generously grease muffin tin compartments with butter and fill each one half way with batter.
- Bake 20 minutes in 350 ° F oven.
- Cool five minutes. Run a small knife around each brownie then gently ease from muffin tin with fork or small lifter. Allow to cool on rack.