Friday, January 9, 2009
The perfect brownie from a mix!
My mom mentioned that she had found this brownie mix recipe that was really fast, easy and really, really good. Then I was at her house one day and tasted a brownie from this mix and completely agreed.
I love the box brownies because they are fast and easy and always taste really good. So I thought that I (she) had finally found the recipe that I needed. She mentioned that she just searched it online and got the recipe. I did the same. Made the mix I found and then made the brownies. But something was seriously wrong. They were not that good.
Then I compared my recipe to hers and found they were totally different. Now I have the right one and can make brownies whenever I fancy. Like I did at 7:30 this morning! LOL
Brownie Master Mix
4 C flour
6 c sugar
2 1/2 c cocoa
3 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
2 C shortening
2 C mini chocolate chips (optional- I added these for more chocolate- you can never have enough right?)
Mix dry ingredients in large bowl. Cut in the shortening. Will store for 3 months on the shelf or 5 months in the fridge in an airtight container.
To make the brownies-
grease an 8x8 pan
2 C master mix
1 tsp vanilla
Stir until completely mixed in. Put in pan. Bake 350 for 25 minutes.
These are SUPER good with chocolate frosting, but still wonderful without!