Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Homemade: Brownie Mix

I will be the first to admit: I've purchased brownie mix. A lot. Aldi makes a really great brownie mix. But if you're out of brownie mix and no desire or time to run to the store, or if you're like me and want to pinch those pennies even more and make your own brownies with quality ingredients, you might need a brownie mix. You can always make brownies completely from scratch each time, and we definitely do that now and then. But if we're in a pinch and need a dessert quickly, we turn to this brownie mix. I originally saw this recipe here.

Here's what you need to make homemade brownie mix:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl with a whisk.
  2. Transfer mixture to a ziplock bag
  3. Repeat 3 times.

I keep this recipe in my kitchen binder along with the directions for how to cook the brownies. Here are those directions:
  1. Dump bagged mixture into a bowl.
  2. Add 2 eggs, 1/2 cup vegetable oil and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  3. Spray a 8 x8 pan with cooking spray. Dump mixture into the pan and spread evenly.
  4. Cook at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Our favorite way to eat these brownies is this:

A brownie topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce = yummy!!!

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