Elvy’s Homemade Brownies

Oh, fellow Strumpets, the sacrifices I make for you and our readers (back of hand to forehead – deep sigh).
So, quit buying those boxes of chemicals and make better tasting (and better for you) brownies at home!

Pre-heat oven to 350° and spray or grease a 13X9 glass or metal baking pan

• One cup of strong hot coffee
• ¼ cup cocoa
• 4 ounce unsweet baker’s chocolate
• ½ cup (two sticks) butter

Combine above until chocolate and butter is melted (can use microwave if coffee not hot enough- at 50% power) allow to cool to room temperature or until only slightly warm.

In a bowl mix by hand until just combined (it’s important not to over mix) the following:
• 3 large eggs
• 2 cups dark brown sugar
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1 cup flour
• ½ teaspoon salt
Add cooled coffee/cocoa/ chocolate/butter to bowl and mix by hand until incorporated

The following additions are optional
• 1 cup or more of walnuts
• ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces
Put into prepared pan and bake for 30 – 35 minutes – a toothpick inserted into middle of brownies will collect crumbs – be careful not to over bake.
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6 thoughts on “Elvy’s Homemade Brownies

  1. Oh man, just when I thought I’d grabbed control of my willpower. Sigh. You do make it look so easy, Elvy. I might actually try this one.

  2. It’s always amazing how much coffee I can put in anything chocolate, and no one will be the wiser. Even my daughter – the super-taster. When I need the powdered kind of coffee for chocolate pudding, for instance, I use half of one my husband’s Keurig cups of expresso, and it works just as well to boost chocolate’s flavor, which in my opinion can never be boosted enough.

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