The other night, Nigel and I were craving sweets and as it turned out, I magically had all of the ingredients necessary to make homemade, from-scratch brownies! We were still in recovery mode the other night after a fantastic trip to New York to visit my friends, so the last thing we actually wanted to do was bake. However, I was able to make the brownies tonight after work and they turned out better than any I've ever made from a box. They were rich and delicious, and it is possible that there won't be any left by tomorrow night!
Fry's Cocoa Brownies
1 1/3 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter
1 cup Fry's cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Mix flour, baking powder, and salt (don't use salt if you use salted butter) together in a bowl and set aside.
In a medium-large saucepan heat butter over medium heat. When melted, remove from heat and stir in cocoa powder, blending until lumps disappear.
Add sugar, eggs, and vanilla to the cocoa mixture, then add dry mixture and the chocolate chips. Blend well and pour into a greased 8x8 metal baking pan.
Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes, or until a knife comes out of the centre cleanly.