Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Best Brownies

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp baking powder

3 Tbsp. butter, softened
3 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tbsp. honey
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup confectioners sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour a 8-inch square pan.  In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter.  Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, eggs, and 1 tsp. vanilla.  Beat in 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup flour, salt, and baking powder.  Spread batter into prepared pan.  Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overcook.  Top with sifted confectioners sugar or frosting.

To make frosting:  Combine 3 Tbsp. softened butter, 3 Tbsp. cocoa, honey, 1 tsp. vanilla and 1 cup confectioners sugar.  Stir until smooth.  Frost brownies while they are still warm.

*  I prefer without frosting because I don't like them too sweet.