Hoping Krystal buys me a camera for Christmas brownies
Into every life, like rain, a little company must fall. If you are met with unexpected company and don't have time to head to The Dollar Store for a pack of fig newtons, you may want to try this fast, fail safe brownie recipe. It takes about 10 minutes to prepare and bakes in 25 to 30 minutes, depending on the extent to which you tart it up.
Begin by turning the oven on to 350 degrees and locate a 1 ½ quart saucepan and an 8x8x2 inch square baking pan; grease the sides and bottom of the baking pan. I used a 6x10x2 glass baking dish and it worked fine. Next, round up the following ingredients:
1 stick (1/4 cup) of butter
1 cup off packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons of milk or coffee creamer
1 large egg
1 cup flour
½ cup chopped nuts (and or add raisins, coconut flakes, etc.)
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt.
Melt the butter in the 1 ½ quart saucepan, then remove from heat. Add the brown sugar, the egg, and the milk and vanilla right into the saucepan. Stir until thoroughly integrated. Add the flour, salt, baking powder, and the fun stuff like the chopped nuts, dried fruit, etc. Remember that the more "fun" stuff you add the longer it will take to bake.
Pop it into the oven for 25 to 30 minutes; remove and cool. This recipe produces about 8 pretty good sized brownies. They are great with a dollop of ice cream, and all by themselves. Best of all, they never fail and your company, expected or otherwise, will demolish them with enjoyment. Happy baking!