Friday, May 09, 2008

Oh yeah

Dear Kelly,

I make *the* best brownies ever. Seriously, I don't know what it is, 'cause I just use a box mix, but everyone who's ever had one agrees that they are the best! I used to think it was the weakness with which I stirred the batter, but in more recent years I use my Kitchen Aid stand mixer, so that's not it. Anywho, since I made brownies tonight, I thought I'd share my exact brown-making details to try to help those who don't make the best brownies. Ever.
  1. Buy Betty Crocker brownie mix - either the Supreme with Hershey's Syrup or the one with the Hershey's chocolate chunks.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  3. Spray bottom of 8 x 8 pyrex pan with baking spray. (I always used to use Baker's Joy, but I can't find it anymore, so I use PAM baking spray.)
  4. Combine brownie mix, water, canola oil, 2 eggs (large, I think - whatever they give you in the 8-pack) and Hershey's Syrup packet and mix thoroughly. I use an OXO plastic mixing bowl with spout and rubber bottom and a rubber spatula.
  5. Pour almost all of the mix into the pan. Leave just enough in the bowl to satisfy your need to eat raw brownie batter.
  6. Pop pan in the oven for 50 minutes. Remember to set timer!
  7. Fill house with delicious scent of brownies, while simultaneously disgusting your husband who hates chocolate.
  8. Remove pan from oven.
  9. Let cool only to the point of being able to eat brownies without causing third degree burns to mouth.
  10. Enjoy!

P.S. This pan of brownies is from a while back. I can't remember why I made them in the round pan. Were both of my square pyrex pans dirty? Hmmm.


amy said...

wow, these look so chewy and amazing!

kelly said...

These look delicious!

The best brownies I've ever had are made by my grandfather's wife. Unfortunately, she won't share her recipe. :(

So thanks for sharing yours -- perhaps I'll make these sometime and see how they compare!