Thursday, February 19, 2009

Brownie Knife

I was pleasantly surprised yesterday morning when I got my daily P31 Ministries email devotional. It was the one I had submitted! Check out Brownie Knife.

(Fresh out of the oven! Where's the "scratch and sniff" technology when you need it?)

I thought this might be an appropriate time to share Basham Brownies with you. I'm not much into box brownies, although they will do in a pinch if you add nuts to them. But, then there are some who are not much into homemade brownies. Don't you love having options?

Basham Brownies
(as adapted from
Brooke's Best Bombshell Brownies

1 cup butter, melted
3 cups sugar
(I like a mixture of white and brown or to add a little molasses to the white)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
(or almond or rum or coffee flavoring, you choose :-)
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
dash salt
1 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
(we love dark chocolate chips, but semi-sweet works well too)
(or 1 cup chocolate and 1 cup peanut butter chips....mmmm)
chopped nuts, if you like

Set oven to 350 degrees. I use a Wilton 9X13 metal pan, lightly greased. This yields about 30 thick brownies. You may also use a larger cookie sheet to yield more, but thinner brownies for a crowd. 

Combine melted butter, sugars and flavoring. Beat in the 4 eggs until thoroughly mixed.

Stir in flour, cocoa and dash of salt until blended. Add chips, then smooth into prepared pan. Bake 30-35 minutes for the 9X13 pan and about 15-20 minutes for the cookie sheet.

Don't forget this part, maybe one of the most important steps

Now go ahead and try the brownie knife!