When the temperature dips below 65 degrees in Texas it’s basically 30 below zero and when it’s that cold it’s hard to come up with indoor after school activities for the kids. For my next bake I decided to attempt the perfect brownie with the kids help to keep them occupied for at least a few minutes. Below is the recipe with my don’ts that I did and a few tips I picked up along the way.
Ingredients For Brownies
1/2 cup of butter melted
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 cup white sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Ingredients for Chocolate Whipped Cream
3 tablespoons of melted butter
1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
Directions for Brownies
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 inch brownie pan
In medium bowl beat eggs on low setting until eggs are light yellow (about 5 minutes)
Add melted butter, sugar and vanilla. Continue to mix until well combined
Add cocoa, flour, salt and baking powder. Mix until combined (about 2 minutes)
Spread into prepared pan
Sprinkle with chocolate chips
Bake for 25 minutes (or until toothpick comes out clean)
Directions for Chocolate Whipped Cream
Blend all ingredients with mixer on medium setting until mixture has a mousse like consistency
Top warm brownie with whipped cream
Don’ts that I did and a few tips and tricks
- Don’t be afraid to beat your eggs. The perfect brownie starts with eggs that have been well beaten.
- If you’re an edge person or a middle gooey person these brownies have something for everyone. Don’t over bake your brownies to get that perfect edge. It will happen if you follow the instructions. Trust me, there’s nothing worse than a hard overcooked brownie.
- The brownies are amazing with or without the whipped cream. I preferred them without, but the kids liked them with. Feel free to skip that step and maybe add a little vanilla ice cream instead. YUM!
- Cut the brownies when they are warm, but don’t be discouraged if your cuts aren’t perfect. Brownies are surprisingly hard to cut. It helps to wipe your knife in between each cut, but isn’t necessary.
- Store brownies in tupperware and heat them up for about 10 seconds in the microwave if you enjoy them later. They are also delicious at room temperature.