Historically, I have a bad rep for brownies. This is because of two unfortunate incidences. The first time I made brownies was when I was on my health kick – and made “black bean brownies.” The second time, I left them in the oven too long and they basically became cake.
My high school best friend made everything from scratch – except for brownies. “The texture never comes out right. It’s either like cake or fudge and I’m like I have to move on with life.”
So, this Friday night, I finally attempted brownies again. These are based off this recipe.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 5 tablespoons buter
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 large eggs + 1 egg yolk, cold
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Cream together the butter and sugars. Add vegetable oil and cocoa powder and mix. Then add eggs, vanilla extract, and mix. Mix in flour, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt. Do not overmix. Add the chocolate chips. Pour into prepared 8×8 pan and bake at 325*F for 25-30 minutes.
A perfect Friday night consists of friends & pizza & brownies & food comas & sleep…