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Friday, August 24, 2012

The Classic Brownie *Troop 214 Brownies*

Funny story. When I was seven years old my Mom got a letter in the mail asking if I wanted to join the local Girl Scout Troop, and be a "Brownie." I guess I never heard the first part or just didn't know what a girl scout was because all I remember taking in was that I was going to be a "Brownie." This was the greatest news I had heard in all of my seven years; I was going to be my favorite dessert. I showed up my first day ready to be covered in chocolate or something, actually looking back I'm not really sure what I was expecting, and was obviously disappointed when they handed me a brown sash and an ugly beret and told me I would be doing good deeds and learning about nature. WHERE WAS THE CHOCOLATE?! #realitycheck SO not what I signed up for. Okay so that was a big slap in the face to my 7 year old self but I eventually got over it...kind of. Kidding, still bitter. So, I created the ultimate classic brownie as a tribute to my sweet, naive, and very hungree 7 year old self. It's as fudgy as can be,  simple as pie (or as brownie), and heart-stoppingly, overwhelmingly chocolatey and divine. My 7 year old self would surely thank me now and would probably want to be THIS exact brownie.
The Classic Brownie *Troop 214 Brownies*, makes 16 rich, dense, insane brownies

Ingredients
1 stick of butter
8 oz. bittersweet chocolate chips
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup of flour

Recipe: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Using a double boiler method, melt the butter and chocolate chips over a boiling pot of water. Or use a microwave method. Melt until smooth and creamy. Once smooth and totally melted, remove from heat and pour into a heatproof bowl. Whisk in the sugar. Once well combined, add the vanilla, eggs, and salt. Beat by hand for about 2 minutes. Use a rubber spatula or spoon to mix in the flour by hand. Pour into a tin-foil/parchment lined baking dish greased with butter. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Cool and let rest and dust with powdered sugar. Cut and eat warm or refrigerate for a dense, cool brownie.
 oh HIIiiii precious.
 so now do you understand my 7 year old self wanting to be this? cause i do.
 7 year old justice done right

sorry girl scouts, i'd rather be a REAL brownie
xoxo
hungreegirl.

1 comment:

  1. made these today. Super chocolatey and rich! In your words, 2D4!

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