Saturday, July 4, 2009

Tutorial: Homemade Brownies C:

Wooo! I'm on a roll today. 3 entries today so far :p
This is a tutorial: how to make homemade Brownies! This is definitely an easy recipe, and only takes about 20 min total. This is definitely a 'homemade' tutorial, because all of the ingredients can be found in your pantry and kitchen!

1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, melted
2 tbsp. water
2 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 baking cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil (optional: if you want a moist dewy taste)
You can also add 3/4 cup of chopped nuts or candies; and if you want to make it look a bit fancier, garnish it with a sifter with 2 tbsp. of powder sugar!

1 wisk (optional: electric)
2 large bowls
1 small bowl
measuring spoons
measuring cup
wooden spoon
sifter (optional for powder sugar)
square/rectangle baking pan(s)

This recipe makes 2 dozen brownies, so go figure on the pans! I used two 8x8 square pans.
Go ahead and butter/grease your pan(s), and preheat the oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit. The pictures are self explanatory, but if you have any questions, let me know.

Wisk the sugar and butter in one of the large bowls.

Add the eggs and vanilla extract.
Wisk all the ingredients together till they're completely blended; it'll still be a bit chunky from all the sugar, but you'll get it when its done.

Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and a pinch of salt.

Mix all of the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon.

You're finished mixing when you can't see the whites of the flour in the mixture.

Now, add the dry ingredients into the sugar mixture, bit by bit--don't do it all at once, or it'll be impossible to mix, and the dry ingredients will fly everywhere!

If you want more of a moist chewy taste, go ahead and add your olive oil now, as well as the nuts or candies!

Next, take spatula, and scoop the mixture into the baking pan(s); in my case, I'm just splitting half & half since I have 2 baking pans that are the same size.

...and the other pan!

By now, the oven should be already pre-heated, so just pop your pan(s) in the oven, for ...10-15min.

Now.. insert a clean toothpick or something pointy to check if it's done cooking; I used a chopstick :p if it comes out clean, your're done! Try to poke near the middle, since that's where it takes more time to cook.

Remove from heat... let it sit for about 5-10 min.

And cut into bars! I ended up with one pan having more of the mixture, and the other being alittle short; so I ended up taking out the pan that was short of the mixture a bit earlier than the other one. Just keep checking to see if each of the pans are done (if you're using multiple pans)!
I cut the pan that had more mixture into 4x3 squares, and the one that was a little low on the mixture into 3x3 squares. Tell you the truth, the 3x3 ones are flatter (due to the lack of mixture, lol), and are actually prettier!

Garnish them anyway you'd like--I ran of time, because my mom and I had to prepare dinner :p and finally, serve!

Enjoy eating your butts off!


djp0546 said...

you... have alot of spare time huh? bwahahaha =]

audrey said...

my god, it must be so delicious!! i'm going to try it^^ thank you very much for this tutorial :)

박진아 said...

you're very welcome! C:

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