Friday, May 23, 2008
One thing our family loves is brownies! Overall, we try to eat "Health Food" but sometimes you just gotta have your chocolate! There's so many things you can do with your normal recipe. Here's a few of our favorites (and if you have any favorite things that are quick that you do to brownies, let us know!):
Cookie Dough Brownies: Make your normal brownies in a 9x12 pan.. For filling cream 1/2 Cup butter, 1/2 Cup brown sugar, and 1/4 cup white sugar. Add 2 Tbsp. milk, 1 Tsp. vanilla and 1 cup flour. Mix well and spread over cool brownies. For glaze melt 1 Cup chocolate chips and 1 Tbsp. shortening. Stir till smooth and spread over filling. You can put nuts on top if you like, or if you love the cookie dough filling like we do, double the filling!
Brownie Sauce: Make your normal brownies. Cream 3 Tbsp. butter, 4 Tbsp. flour, and a pinch of salt in saucepan on low till smooth. Add 1/2 Cup brown sugar and 1 and a 1/4 Cup white sugar. Gradually add 1 Cup water at medium / high heat, stir to boil and keep boiling while stirring till thick. Add 2 tsp. vanilla and 1 tsp. cinnamon. Our favorite thing to do with this is put large pieces of brownies in dishes, top with ice cream, and pour this delicious sauce over top. Great for company and so easy!
Not Enough Time: If you're in a hurry, we make a pan of brownies and before putting them in the oven, we sprinkle brown sugar and chocolate chips on top before baking. Now, you'll want to add lots of brown sugar because it's so good and it doesn't melt!