Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fudge Brownies


Some days you need chocolate.  It’s just a fact.  And on those days when you need a little chocolate, what’s better than a small batch of brownies?  My son recently finished Family and Consumer Science (Home Economics) in school so he was eager to help bake a treat.  We decided to make these quick and easy brownies today.  I prefer fudge brownies to cake brownies, so this is one of my favorite brownie recipes to make.  Although you could easily double this recipe, I am glad we only made an 8x8 pan.  Having more would have been way too tempting!  We are a family of four, so I cut 12 bars and let everyone know that they can only have three.  That way no one cheats!  

Do you have a favorite brownie recipe?  Do you prefer fudge or cake brownies?

Update--OK, my son just corrected me on my post.  He said, "Mom, we each get four brownies.   Four rows of four is 16, not 12!"  He is obviously better at the math stuff than I am!  So the good news is that I have two of my brownies left, not one. :)


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Fudge Brownies
A simple, small batch fudge brownie recipe.
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350° and spray an 8x8 inch baking pan with cooking spray.2. In a glass bowl heat the butter and chocolate in the microwave on low power until the butter melts and the chocolate begins to soften.3. Quickly stir the melted butter and chocolate until the chocolate is completely melted.4. Stir in eggs, sugar, and vanilla until just combined.5. Stir in the flour and nuts, if desired. 6. Spread batter into prepared pan and bake at 350°F for about 30 minutes.7. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8x8 pan

Updated

June 30 2011

39 comments:

  1. Oh Dear. You've hit my weakness. Brownies. Love them. Could eat an entire pan of them. Yours look perfect!
    The Yummy Friday linky party is up! Come on over!
    Have a great weekend!

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  2. Love the blog, love the name, love the pics. What's more to love...
    Thanks for sharing and excited to be a follower.

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  3. Your blog is very nice. Love the picture of this brownie. I cannot wait to try this ercipe out. It looks perfect to me. Come on over and visit us and check out our chilled cantaloupe soup recipe. Leave a comment and you get a visit from the Fairy Hobmother.

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  4. EVERYday I need chocolate! Chocolate like these fudgy, wonderful brownies!

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  5. Hi Jill, I'll take a brownie any day, any style! With the simplicity of this recipe and the minimum of ingredients it requires, let there be fresh brownies EVERY day. Have a terrific July 4 holiday!

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  6. I NEED chocolate everyday. These brownies look delicious!

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  7. Oooh, these look perfect! We are a brownie loving family :)

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  8. I'm a fudge brownie gal, myself! These look divine.

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  9. brownies are my weakness, along with beautiful pics~

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  10. I'm a fudgy brownie fan, so these are perfect for me. They look so chocolatey and rich.

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  11. You're right about the chocolate...you just need it sometimes. I always want a rich, fudgy brownie when the chocolate craving hits and these look so fudgy!

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  12. It makes my little chocoholic heart squee. :)

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  13. those are stunning. I really like the barefoot contessa brownies, but it is not for those faint of heart with a lb of butter and 2 bags of chocolate chips !

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  14. Hi Jill, This looks absolutely mouth-watering...I'm drooling over your gorgeous fudge brownies :)

    Have a lovely day,

    Aldy

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  15. Wow! Just looking at the photo tells me how fudgy these brownies are! YUM.

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  16. I will never tire of brownies...yours look delicious! Just the way I like them, nice and fudgy! I'll bet these were gone fast :)!

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  17. I take my brownies both ways, fudgy and cakey. These look rich and delicious! Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  18. This sounds like such a great brownie! I'm with you, I'm all about the fudgy brownies too =)

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  19. Hi! These look so good! I am a new follower!I would love it if you stopped by blog, take a look around and if you like what you see, follow me back! Thanks!
    Have a great holiday!
    Kirsten

    www.mushkiloves.blogspot.com

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  20. Simple but nice <3 I'm a brownies freak lol :D

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  21. Love me some fudgy brownies!!! They are the best, I may have to try this tonight. lol!

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  22. Hmmm very very chocolatey and I love it! I know that when I start eating one, I won't finish with one... Looks so good Jill!

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  23. Oh boy, hold me back from these. I don't think I could stop at just one bite. Thanks for linking up to Sweets for a Saturday.

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  24. This looks like something I need to make this weekend. THANK YOU.

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  25. These look so rich and fudgey. Definitely making me crave chocolate.

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  26. These look like they have the perfect texture--and I just bought some baking chocolate. I think I know what I'm doing this afternoon!

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  28. These look so delicious. GREAT

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  29. Sorry that I did not specify--the pan is 8x8 inch not centimeter. I have changed the recipe directions to reflect this.

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  30. Can I use electric mixer? And How long do I have to mix?

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  31. Hi Beata--
    I didn't use an electric mixer because you only need to mix it until the ingredients are combined. Just stir it until the liquid and dry ingredients are combined--probably 30 seconds - 1 minute.

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  32. S: please post a video

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  33. I prefer fudgy too, and I've been looking for a recipe to makeover.
    Pinned it.

    @DavetteB
    http://DavetteBrown.com

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