Sunday, January 27, 2013

Deep Dish Brownies (the best)

Years ago, my nephew was selling Tom-Wat...anyone remember that company?  They came into the house and opened their giant cardboard suitcase and had all sorts of stuff to sell.  The recipe junkie I am, I bought the Classic Baking with Hershey's cookbook.  Not disappointed..the very first thing I made out of it, is still my husband's favorite thing I make.

I ALWAYS double this and make it in a lasagna size pan.  The small pan would never last an hour in this house. I have never used another type of cocoa, we buy Hershey for everything.

Deep Dish Brownies

3/4 C (1-1/2sticks) butter, melted
1-1/2 C sugar
1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 eggs
3/4 c all purpose flour
1/2 c hershey cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
nuts (optional)

Heat oven to 350°.  Grease 8 inch square baking pan.  In a bowl, stir together butter, sugar and vanilla.  Add eggs, with spoon beat well.  In another bowl, stir together flour, cocoa and baking powder and salt (I use a whisk to combine). Gradually add to egg mixture, beating until well blended Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. (sprinkle nuts on here)  Bake 40-45 mins or until brownies begin to pull away from the sides of pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into bars.  
16 brownies 
For a fudgier or peanut butter type brownie, stir in 1 c resses peanut butter chips or hersheys semi sweet chocolate chips into batter before spreading in pan.  You can get creative and make them with marshmallows or andes candies or whatever.

PS the cake on the hershey cocoa is the best chocolate cake ever!