Brownies in Lunch Lady Land

I’m really digging not tryiing to get Scott’s input on what I make for him.  It’s a really freeing feeling!  And I haven’t gone wrong yet!

So, this week, I couldn’t get a very popular Pinterest pin out of my head.  You may have seen it.  It’s the Lunch Lady Brownie recipe with the enticing picture of the beautiful, chocolatey squares in close up.  I just couldn’t ignore it any longer, and finally caved to trying out the recipe.

You can see the original recipe here: http://www.saltboxhousecreations.com/2008/12/have-brownie.html

What You Need

1 cup of melted butter

1/2 cup of cocoa

2 cups of flour

2 cups of sugar

4 eggs

4 teaspoons of vanilla

And Here’s What You Do

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2) In a stand mixer, mix together the melted butter and the cocoa until smooth, a beautiful glossy brown.

3) Add the sugar and the flour and mix well.  Add the eggs and mix until just combined.  Do not over mix the batter at this point!

4) Pour the mixture into a buttered and floured 9 X 13 pan.  It will be thicker than traditional brownie batter, so you may have to coax it into the corners with a rubber spatula.

ImageBy the way, that’s cocoa dusting the pan, not flour.  I read that somewhere.

5) Bake for 20-25 minutes.  Check them at 20 minutes (they were done in my oven after 20).

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6) While you are waiting for the brownies to cool (frost them after they have been out of the oven for 10 minutes), put together the frosting:

Frosting

1/4 cup softened butter

1/4 cup of milk

1/4 cup cocoa

3 cups of powdered sugar

pinch of salt

Mix everything together until well blended.  Pour this deliciousness over the still-warm brownies.  It will be pretty liquid, so rinse off that rubber spatula and start to spreading…

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Hands down, best brownies I’ve ever had.  Just fantastic in it’s chocolatey simplicity.  It is completely perfect for those of you who have a love for fudgy and cakey brownies.  Yes, they are both.  So incredibly easy, and made with ingredients that I normally have on hand.  I can definitely see making these again!

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