You know those days….you have a craving for something sweet, but not for just any old thing. You crave CHOCOLATE!! I had that kind of a day today. Work was tough and long. It was cold outside (although definitely warmer today than it’s been in a while). I needed comfort food, and when I say comfort food, I’m usually talking about dessert! 🙂
So I drag out my recipe box and thumb through it until I find my favorite go-to, stand-by, gotta-to-make-it-now brownie recipe. I’ve made these brownies for so long (since high school, and that’s been a while!) that I’ve forgotten where I even got the recipe. I’m sure it came from someone in my hometown of Lenox, IA…..so many wonderful cooks in that town! Heck, when I was in high school, we actually wanted the recipes that the high school cooks used…seriously! They actually cooked real food, not like the stuff the poor kids in school have to tolerate today. Oh to have that homemade pizza recipe….their chocolate chip cookies…and their chili and vegetable soups (both completely homemade) were used for many a fundraising event.
But…I digress. Today was about chocolate. Ooey, gooey chocolate brownies. So if you’re salivating like I was earlier today when thinking about these, here you go:
Super-Easy One-Bowl Brownies
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups flour
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Mix all together until completely combined. Pour into an 8 x 10-inch greased pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 minutes, or until they test done. Frost with your favorite frosting/icing when cooled.
Don’t let the oil amount fool you…it’s correct. Really a delicious brownie…and if you can’t wait for them to cool long enough to frost, they’re just as delicious unfrosted, right out of the pan while still warm! Pass me the milk please 🙂