Friday, October 5, 2012

Fudge Brownies

From what I have heard recently, fall is everyone's favourite season. Cozy sweaters and Uggs (yes, everyone still loves them, I know I do), and pumpkin spice everything definitely contribute to making fall the comfort season.

One thing I love about fall is that everyone defends the weather. What I mean by defends is that everyone seems to have an excuse for why the weather is great, even when it isn't. "Oh, what a nice crisp breeze", is just code for "Eff, it is cold out". By far my favourite is the comment is that when it is raining the positive spin is "Well, at least is isn't snowing". Fall brings out so much positiveness, even though I think deep down everyone is just overcompensating for the loss of the beloved summer.

I like the excuses, I think they are cool. The transition from summer to fall should be as smooth as a bowl of apple butter. There are so many differences between each season, so embracing the changes is the only natural thing to do. I am all for embracing the changing temeratores, leaves and flavour palette, and ceepting how awesome chunky knit sweaters are.

So, to indulge in the fall acceptance, I am creating a classic fudge brownie. Delicious Bar treats. Classic dessert, and just as cozy and comforting as that perfect fall scarf.

Chocolate, when it bakes adds this element of richness to your kitchen. When this is in the oven, you might want to remove yourself from anywhere close to the kitchen, otherwise you might go slightly crazy!

Althought it isn't the most perfectly square pan of brownies, they are soft, fudgy, and delicious!

Make sure to cut them into nice squares and share them!

Fudge Brownies

1/2 cups sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 eggs
1/2 cup whole milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter
4 ounces dark chocolate
1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped (optional)

1. Preheat the oven to 325. Line an 8x8 pan with foil and set aside.
2. In the large bowl combine sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.  Beat in eggs, milk and vanilla until well combined.
3. In the microwave, or on the stove, melt the butter and chocolate together. Pour the chocolate and butter mixture into the sugar-cocoa powder mixture and mix until combined.
4. Pour the batter into the foil lined pan in the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Let the squares cool in pan completely and then transfer finished pan to the refrigerator to chill before cutting.

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