One of many fond memories I have of my late dad was his love for cooking and baking. He and I would make these brownies together quite often and they never lasted long. I continue to make this recipe now for my kids, reliving the experience of baking with my dad each and every time. Bon appetit.
- 1⁄2 cup flour
- 1⁄3 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Blend together and mix oil and sugar
- Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined
- In a separate bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients making sure no lumps remain
- Gently stir the dry ingredients into the oil and sugar
- Grease a 9 x 9 pan and pour the batter into it smoothing off the top
- Bake for around 20 minutes or until the sides of the brownies start to pull away from the pan
- Very important – please cool before cutting otherwise it will be a crumbly mess.
- Note: Sometimes when we were feeling ambitious, we’d add walnuts to the batter and would top with homemade chocolate ganache (recipe below)
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 5 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Bring the heavy cream and vanilla extract to a boil in a small saucepan on the stovetop.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and pour the hot cream mixture over the chocolate chips in a bowl. Stir until the chocolate chips are smooth and melted. Allow mixture to cool slightly (it will thicken) and spread atop brownies.
A Sweet Bon Appetit 🙂 xoxo