Well, I officially started baking for the big Valentine’s Day party the night before last. I swear, I think this is the first time I’ve made a dessert and managed to freeze half of it before eating it all! Willpower. I made my Dad’s favorite brownie recipe, which is incredibly quick and easy:
Dad’s Supreme Brownies
1 cup (8oz, 2 sticks) Butter, unsalted
2 cups Sugar
1/2 cup Baking Cocoa, superior quality
4 Eggs, beaten
2/3 cup AP Flour
1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
Salt, to taste
2 tsp. Vanilla or other flavoring, optional
2 cups Chocolate Chips/Chunks
1/2 cup Nuts, optional
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 13×9 pan.
1. Barely melt the butter in a small saucepan; remove from heat. Add sugar and cocoa; mix well. Add the eggs & mix.
2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl. Form a well in the middle, and slowly add the chocolate mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix just until all the flour has been incorporated. Stir in the chips and nuts. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the brownies pull away from the edges of the pan. Do not underbake.