Easy Fudgy Brownies

Easy Fudgy Brownies

Savory girl that I am, I don't often make decadent treats, but a dear friend of mine wanted to learn how to make gooey squares. What better way to start than with this ridiculously simple recipe for rich fudgy brownies — 10 minutes or less of prep time, and a little washing up while waiting for them to come out of the oven.

It was fun spending time in the kitchen baking and getting warm, and I spread the wealth around to neighbors and friends. There is simply no way that a huge pan of these brownies could be consumed in a household with just two people — or maybe it could, but it wouldn't be a good idea as these brownies are rich and really should be consumed in moderation. So I made them along with some poppy seed muffins in preparation for a visit with my charming and caring father-in-law. What a treasure he is — and yes, he liked them a lot too!

Easy Fudgy BrowniesEasy Fudgy Brownies
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Published on January 25, 2011

Quick and easy brownies — 10 minutes prep, hardly any fuss, and delicious fudgy and chocolate-y brownies right out of the oven

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  • 1 1/3 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 2/3 cups white sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 cups unbleached white flour
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Grease a 13 × 9 inch baking pan or line with parchment paper. Preheat an oven to 350°.

  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat well to combine.

  • In another large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa and salt. Add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Transfer to the prepared pan and spread evenly.

  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the top is dry and a cake tester comes out clean. Let stand for 15 minutes to cool. Serve warm, dusted with icing sugar if desired.

Makes about 2 dozen squares

Easy Fudgy Brownies

More brownie recipes from Lisa's Kitchen:
Brownies with Dried Fruit
Chocolate Cocoa Brownies with Dried Cranberries and Chickpea Flour
Gooey Peanut Butter Brownies with Carob Chips
Cocoa Brownies with Peanut Butter Chocolate Icing

On the top of the reading stack: 1,000 Indian Recipes by Neelam Batra

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MapMaster said...

Cocoa, butter, eggs and sugar ... I could live on that for a while.

The Food Hunter said...

love brownies!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Fudgy and chocolaty in the same bite, I don't think I could resist Lisa.

Roxan said...

Fudgey brownies are my favorite too!

Johanna GGG said...

what a wonderful skill to share with a friend - these look delicious

AJ said...

They looks yummy!!

Priya Suresh said...

Irresistible brownies..

Ivy said...

I wish I was your neighbour Lisa. I haven't made fudge for a very very long time.