david is gone in colorado and i am in california and i am missing my man. there is nothing like distance to make the heart grow fonder and nothing like a sore back to remind you how much your husband helps you with your inconsolable teething toddler. he is my true partner and soul mate and i can't wait to be back with him.
one of my favorite things about david is his picky palette. he likes food how he likes it. he is very particular about his brownies and insists that they are best frosted...which i think is kind of silly because brownies are rich enough as is...is the frosting really necessary?? the great brownie/frosting debate will continue, but i will always frost my brownies in his honor.
this recipe is beyond easy. every time i make it, i am always wondering if i've forgotten to put something in because the ingredient list is so short and the process so simple. but the outcome is delicious! these brownies are dense and thick and rich and really really delicious. and the frosting is another winning recipe...even if it is a bit frivolous to put it on top of brownies.
easy, perfect homemade brownies
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon salt, if using unsalted butter
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1. preheat oven to 325 degrees. combine sugar, flour, cocoa powder, eggs, butter and salt (if necessary) in a mixing bowl by hand until just incorporated/wet. do not overmix!
2. stir in chocolate chips.
3. pour batter into a greased pan (i used a 9x9, but the recipe calls for a 9x13. i like thick brownies!) and bake until desired done-ness/toothpick comes out clean.
original recipe found here.
chocolate fudge frosting
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons softened butter
3 tablespoons evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1. in a mixing bowl, combine cocoa and powdered sugar.
2. add softened butter, milk and vanilla. mix until smooth.