Just in time my daughters school had Valentine’s day party today and I signed up to make some brownies. These brownies need just one bowl (or a saucepan). Unsalted butter is melted first (either on the stove or in a microwave) and then sugar is added. The mixture is heated once again and this heating ensures more sugar to melt and gives the brownies a nice shiny crust. Once the sugar is melted, all the other ingredients go in and then it’s baked until done.
In the original King Arthur recipe, the brownies are cut into cute heart shapes after completely cooling down. My heart cookie cutter proved to be useless, so I abandoned that idea after cutting about half a dozen hearts. I simply cut the brownies into mini bites because it’s for the little kids in school. Also the original recipe had a ganache frosting on top of the brownies, but I skipped that step too. These brownies are great just as is, fudgy and delicious. I don’t think they need any more decorations on top.
I want to try to make these brownies without eggs next time. I’m thinking of halving the recipe which makes substituting the 2 eggs with either egg replacer powder or flax seed meal more easy. I will probably use a 8″ or 9″ square baking pan. Will update my findings asap.