Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Brownies (with Symphony variation)

These are my favorite brownies in the world. They're really rich and moist and chocolaty.

  • 1 2/3 c. granulated sugar
  • 3/4 c. butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 T. water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 c. NESTLE TOLL HOUSE Baking Cocoa (yes, I got the recipe off the back of the cocoa box)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Combine dry ingredients.
  • Mix in wet ingredients.
  • Spread into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 18-25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out slightly sticky.

My favorite variation:
  • Spread half of batter into pan.
  • Lay three 1-lb Symphony bars across the top.
  • Spread rest of batter on top. It will barely be enough to cover.
  • Sprinkle top with crushed toffee bits.
  • Bake as directed above. (Note: the toothpick will come out with melted chocolate on it from the candy bar. Only stick in partway to test for doneness.)
  • Let cool completely, else the melted chocolate may burn your mouth, or at the very least, run all over everything.

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