Sunday, January 22, 2012


I made a double batch of brownies today!

This. Times two.

I was in charge of dessert for a family dinner tonight in Pleasant Grove. Unfortunately, when we went to leave, there was about 3 inches of snow on the road (even though it was raining this morning and not very cold) and it was coming down pretty thickly. So we opted not to nearly die going down our unplowed, relatively steep hill, and stayed home. (It proceeded to snow at least two more inches, and our hill is still not plowed.)

But now we have two pans of brownies and nobody to share them with. I think we're taking them to our friend's house tomorrow as our contribution to dinner, assuming the roads aren't still a mess.

As a whole, the brownies are decent, but not my favorite. I had to cook them about 20 minutes longer than it said in the recipe before a toothpick came out clean, which did not make me happy. So... I probably won't make this recipe again. The quest continues for the best brownie recipe... Suggestions more than welcome.


  1. My favorite brownies are still the kind that come out of the box. For some reason homemade don't taste as good to me . . . but maybe there's a magically delicious recipe out there somewhere that I haven't tasted yet.

  2. What is wrong with Mom's recipe? I like those best...

    2/3 cup vegetable oil
    1/2 cup cocoa powder (I use Ghirardelli)
    2 cups sugar
    4 eggs
    1 tsp vanilla
    1 1/2 cups flour
    1 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp salt
    Mix in 2 cups chocolate chips and bake at 350 for 30 min.