Monday, March 14, 2016


Finally my busy work schedule is starting to slow down a little bit and I'm able to start baking again! There's really nothing I love more than spending a day baking tasty treats and this weekend I decided to go with something classic, BROWNIES! 


   1/2 cup sifted all-purpose flour                                                     1/2 tsp baking powder
   1/4 tsp salt                                                                                  1/3 cup shortening
   1 6oz bag of chocolate chips                                                         2 eggs (not pictured)
   1/2 cup sugar                                                                              1 tsp vanilla extract
   1 cup chopped nuts (optional)                                                       1 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Start by preheating your oven to 375°F and grease an 8"x8"x2" brownie pan. In a medium size bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set the bowl aside. In a double broiler melt the chocolate and shortening, stirring until smooth. 

Set the chocolate aside to cool. Meanwhile, beat the eggs together with the sugar in a large bowl until thick.

Add the melted chocolate, flour mixture, and vanilla to the egg mixture. Stir until well combined.

Pour half the batter into the greased pan and sprinkle with half the chopped nuts, and half the chocolate chips (I don't care for nuts, so I opted to only use chocolate chips). Add the rest of the batter and top with the remaining nuts and chocolate chips.

Bake for 25 minutes and allow them to cool in the pan before cutting. Makes approximately 16 squares, or 8 big ones!

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