Some of you requested the brownie recipe I used for the Great Brownie Experiment. I have to tell you, it's not my recipe. It's one that I got from allrecipes.com. Have you ever been to that site? It's fantastic! Anyone can submit a recipe and then people can come back, after trying the recipe and review it, explain any substitutes or variations they tried, and then rate it.
So, when I was looking for a brownie recipe, I looked for one with more than 4 stars and that had lots of reviews. This one has 4 1/2 stars and has been rated almost 2,000 times! And a lot of the reviews were very positive. So we gave it a shot and everyone loves these brownies. Here is the recipe, just in case the links don't work, but I would suggest going to the site if you want to print the recipe up. They have different formats for printing...
1/2 cup butter (I use margarine)
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour (I only grease) an 8" square pan.
In a large saucepan melt 1/2 cup butter. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, eggs and vanilla. Beat in cocoa, flour, salt and baking powder. Spread batter into prepared pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes - do not overcook
There is a frosting recipe, but I'm not going to put it on here because I've never used it and so I have no idea how it will turn out. If you do try the frosting, let me know how it turns out!
I will say that when I'm melting the butter, I throw in a handful of milk chocolate chips. It makes them a little fudgier and chewier. If you decide to do it in the mini muffin pans, reduce the heat to 325 and then cook for 15-20 minutes. But, honestly, we probably won't do it in the mini muffin tins again. They just didn't cook up the same...
Let me know if you try the recipe out and what you think of it!