Thursday, May 7, 2009

Recipe of the Day: Gail's Brownies

I love my mother-in-law. She is great at most things, cooking is not one of them. But there are exactly two recipes that I have taken from her. (The other is potatoes, onion and cheese.) This recipe she got from a friend of hers, Gail, who I believe gives credit to someone else.

Gail's Brownies
4 oz chocolate (I think the recipe calls for baking, but I use dark)
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 - 2 tbs vanilla
1 cup flour
8 oz chocolate chips

Pre heat oven to 350 deg. Brush a 9 x 12 pan with butter then flour. (Here is a trick, add a little cocoa powder to the flour, that way you don't end up with any flour on the bottom of the brownies.)

Melt the butter and chocolate in a double boiler, or a bowl set over a pan with hot water. Stir to combine.

Mix the eggs with the sugar, until smooth and combined.
Add the vanilla.

Add the flour.
Mix to combine.

With the mixer on low, slowly pour the chocolate/butter mixture into the batter. Make sure that the mixture is not too hot and that you do not dump it all in or you will end up with scrambled eggs.

Add the chips and give one or two quick turns to combine.

Pour into pan and bake for about 30 minutes, turning several times, until done.

Let cool, then slice and remove from pan to finish cooling.

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